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Gwinnett man charged in brutal rape case facing new drug charges

A Buford man accused of raping and torturing a woman in his basement for 24 hours is facing new charges, the Gwinnett County Police Department said.

Thuan Q. Dinh, 39, was recently charged with trafficking marijuana and possession of a schedule I controlled substance. He was already in jail without bond on charges of rape, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and robbery.


Cops: Gwinnett man raped, ‘tortured’ woman in 24-hour attack


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Dinh was arrested on Nov. 29, days after he allegedly drove a woman from California to his Buford home, bound her with rope and duct tape and attacked her for 24 hours over Thanksgiving weekend.

The woman escaped from Dinh’s home on Friday, Nov. 24, naked except for the duct tape and rope used to bind her head and limbs, and went to a neighbor for help, according to police. 

When police searched Dinh’s home on Nov. 24, they found a large amount of marijuana, according to a police report.

Dinh will continue to be held in the Gwinnett County Detention Center without bond. 


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An arrest warrant shows the man may have been after a very expensive diamond.

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