Eek-A-Mouse accused of rape in Kill Devil Hills


Eek_a_mouse.jpgEek-A-Mouse who was featured recently on Youtube ranting and raving at a press conference is in the spotlight yet again. This time the singer has been charged with the rape and kidnapping of a 23-year-old woman who reported she was held against her will at an Outer Banks motel, police say.

The musician, whose real name is Ripton Joseph Hylton, had performed at the Port O' Call Restaurant & Gaslight Saloon on Saturday. He left at the end of the show, at about 1:30 Sunday morning, said Kill Devil Hills police Lt. Gene Johnson.

According to Johnson, Hylton, 50, from Los Angeles , then went to the Colony IV Motel in Kill Devil Hills, where the woman said the rape took place.

Hylton was charged with first-degree kidnapping, second-degree rape and possession of cocaine, all felonies, Johnson said. He was also charged with possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana, a misdemeanor.

He was released on $52,000 secured bond , Johnson said. Before his gigs in Kill Devil Hills on Friday and Saturday, "Mouse" had appeared at the Jewish Mother on Aug. 14 in Virginia Beach.