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32-year-old Willalbert Prato Perera was taken into custody on December 21st regarding an incident that took place with his girlfriend at the time on October 8th. Officers were advised that she and Perera met with friends at their residence in Davidson County before going to Safari Hookah, where an argument ensued. After getting into her vehicle to leave, Perera began to drive and demanded that she unlock her phone. After observing intimate photos of her with a former partner, Perera drove them to a dark location, where he started striking her in the face and stabbing her leg with a knife. Then, Perera forced her to perform oral sex on him before anally raping her. Perera then drove them back to his friend’s house, and she ran inside, locking the door. Detectives were provided with a recorded phone conversation between her and a witness who stated that she remembered returning home and seeing Perera’s girlfriend with her injuries. The witness added that the knife Perera used was hers and had been missing since that night. Also, the witness told officers that she remembered Perera returning after the assaults. Additionally, officers were given a recording between Perera and his brother, where he stated he provided a sample of his DNA to detectives because he believed the evidence from her anus was gone before a MLE was completed. Officers were also shown texts where Perera apologized to her for the assaults. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of aggravated rape on December 21st.
Willalbert Prato Perera was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on December 21st, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of aggravated rape. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $250,000.
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