Tennessee Rape Suspect Justin Chandler Places Ad on Craigslist for Female Roommate

| by Emily Smith
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Tennessee man and suspected rapist, Justin Chandler, took to Craigslist in March to advertise for a female roommate to join him in a Columbia apartment.

The ad, which included of picture of Chandler, was discovered in May after police linked images from a surveillance camera with his Facebook pictures.

Though it is unknown if anyone has responded to the ad, police believe the GPS Chandler now wears will act as a warning sign to prospective roommates.

"It's hard to post something if you are wearing a GPS device,” said Commander Eddie Breeden of the Dickson Police. “It would kind of tip somebody off the first time they met you something may be up.”

Chandler is also forbidden to use the internet and must have court approval before changing jobs or moving, according to new bond conditions set by a Maury County judge.

Chandler was accused of raping a woman with cerebral palsy last August in front of a Walmart. He reportedly followed her through the store and assaulted her in one of the aisles before raping her outside.

"She couldn't run due to her condition," Breeden said. "Apparently there are people out there, as in this instance, that will take advantage of any situation."

A spokesperson for Walmart said no one was on that particular aisle when Chandler assaulted the woman, though she was later taken to a safe place within the store while police were contacted.

"No one actually knew what was going on until he was already exiting the store,” Breeden said.

The trial for Chandler’s rape charge is scheduled to start in August.

Sources: The Inquisitir, NY Daily News