Accused serial attacker indicted for attempted rape of a Columbus woman, prosecutor says

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien says a man accused of terrorizing four women in a ten-day span has been indicted for attempting to rape a Columbus woman.

Donald William Barrowman, 26, was indicted Wednesday by the Franklin County Grand Jury for the attempted rape of a 33-year-old woman in front of her home on February 1.

“The victim had returned home from work and was retrieving items from the car when she was approached and grabbed from behind by the suspect. The victim screamed and fought back, which caused the suspect to flee the scene,” O'Brien said in a news release.

Barrowman has also been indicted on one count of kidnapping, one count of attempted rape and one count of felonious assault.

He was indicted for two similar attacks in Reynoldsburg on January 30 and February 8. The victims of those attacks were 39 and 42.

O'Brien said Barrowman is also charged in a similar attack that happened on January 30 on another woman, who is 20.

“If you believe you were victimized or followed by this man in his white, four-door Nissan sedan, please contact the police immediately," O'Brien said.

Barrowman is set to be arraigned on Friday, April 3.

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