MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 55-year-old Minneapolis man has been charged with drugging and repeatedly raping his girlfriend while his friend cheered him on, according to authorities.

According to the criminal complaint, on Sept. 4, 2011, a police officer went to a Minneapolis residence in response to a 911 call for assistance. When the officer arrived, the female victim was found lying on the couch with severe bruising on her face. She was then transported to the hospital for medical attention and a sexual assault examination.

Later, in an interview at the hospital, the victim told police that on Sept. 2, her boyfriend, identified as Larry Narvell Harris, began assaulting her after she told him to stop smoking inside her apartment.

During the assault, Harris’ friend was in the apartment and cheered Harris on, the complaint said. He has been identified as 43-year-old Otis Carter Chineth of Minneapolis.

After the beating, the victim went limp and Harris began sexually assaulting her, according to the complaint.

The victim said during the following two days, Harris would force her to take her prescription sleeping pills, which caused her to sleep a majority of the time.

At one point, the victim said that Harris got a kitchen knife and threatened her with death if she told anyone what happened.

On either Saturday night or Sunday morning, the victim told police that she awoke to knocking on her door. She said she noticed at that time that Harris and Chineth were not present. So, she answered the door and discovered that it was her friend. Her friend then called 911.

Harris faces three felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Each individual charge has a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and/or a $12,000 to $40,000 fine, plus conditional release.

Chineth faces one felony count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one felony count of first-degree burglary. The burglary charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

Both men are in jail.

Comments (24)
  1. Le says:

    Did I miss something?? Why is the one D-bag getting charged with burglary?

    1. steph N says:

      because it was the victims apartment and she did not give him permission to enter, I am guessing

    2. Justin says:

      because burglary in MN is entering a dwelling with the intent to commit a crime

  2. Sit N Watch says:

    @Mookie: Hey Dbag… you want “Norwegian” community violence? Try this link:

    Interesting that this maroon’s story gets all the comments, but the story (link above) of the two ah0les in White Cloud, MN got none….. jus sayin….

    1. Mike says:

      I have noticed that too! This website in particular displays large minority photos in crime stories, but seldom from the majority rule. You get a gold star today……..

      1. Pablo says:

        Oh shut up you two. Who are you trying to impress??????????

        ” This website in particular displays large minority photos in crime stories” Oh lord.

  3. something to say says:

    That’s where other countries have it right. Put both men up against a wall and start shooting. The world would be a better place if every person who broke the law got this punishment. Most are too fearful of death that they would not commit the crime if we did this. I know how this girl is feeling, since a similar thing happened to me. The guy got seven years and he is scott-free. I am not.

    1. B in MPLS says:

      Yes. Iran sounds like it would be a fun place to live…
      Are you crazy?

      1. Reasonable says:

        Nah, in Iran the woman would have been stoned for unleashing her demons on the man and forcing him to assault her.

    2. hello all says:

      u poor thing,i can tell your still really bothered by your expierence,,contact me if you need someone to talk to any time about anything im very supportive!

  4. Paulziski says:

    What?! Real nice.

  5. Me says:

    Wow, Kevin you’re so big! Bigoted. Maybe, just maybe, these are just two scuzzy guys?

  6. Ronald Mcloughlin says:

    All this over a cigarette? Let that be a lesson to all you who date smokers and hate smoking.

  7. Gary says:

    Why does the color Maroon have to do with anything?

  8. wonders ??? says:

    Did he “get off” or ???? 😉

  9. ? for ya says:

    Did he “get off” or ???? 😉

  10. Kristine Key says:

    To all women out there, take this as a lesson. That thug tough gansta boy you think won’t hurt you, even though he’s probably hurt a lot of other people, what makes you think he won’t do the same to you? A criminal does not have a limit to what they will do, and that includes you. I bet it’s not his first criminal offense. It’s not like a thug has an on and off switch. If he is a criminal, a thug, a “gantsa”, he will treat you the same way eventually. Don’t be idiots.

  11. Suzann says:

    Remove the parts surgically without drugs and send him to the clinker for good please, thank you!

    1. Wearejustasstupidastheyare says:

      I agree with Suzann make them eunichs and yes make sure they are awake for the procedure. This day and age it maybe cruel but something has to be done because our system is not working and eye for eye seems to work.

      1. AO says:

        It’s horrible what these men did. That woman will have to suffer the memory of what happened to her for the rest of her life. But an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. I agree our system is flawed, to say the least, but you cannot fight hate with more hate.

  12. coolbreeze says:

    rA brotha and his smokes…don’t be getting all between ‘em.

  13. Taco Wilson says:

    Larry’s public record shows that he is a registered repeat sex offender in multiple states & Otis Carter’s record shows he has 3 DWI’s. Maybe this girl should choose her company a little more wisely!

  14. Soicanleavecomments OnBlogs says:

    From the title I thought I was reading an article from Hunnington Post.

  15. Diversity in the morning. says:


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