'So I Raped You:' NJ Woman's Accused Rapist Captured In France 3 Years Later, Reports Say

Almost three years after a warrant was issued for the arrest of a Pennsylvania college student's accused rapist, he was taken into custody in France, numerous outlets reported on Wednesday, May 14. 

Ian Cleary who is accused of raping Shannon Keeler at Gettysburg College in 2013. 

Ian Cleary who is accused of raping Shannon Keeler at Gettysburg College in 2013. 

Photo Credit: Facebook/Ian Cleay @ian.cleary.792 (left); US Marshals (upper right); Gettysburg Police (bottom right)

Ian Thomas Cleary, 31, who apparently has been living in Europe, was taken into custody in Metz a prosecutor told the Associated Press

Cleary was accused of raping Gettysburg College student, Shannon Keeler, a lacrosse player from Moorestown, NJ, at a party in 2013, according to court documents obtained by Daily Voice. 

She confronted him via Facebook Messenger in 2020 and he notoriously replied, "So I raped you," as detailed in the affidavit of probable cause. 

After sending a copy of the conversation to the Adams County sheriff, a warrant for his arrest was issued in 2021 and he has supposedly been on the run ever since. In June 2023, the US Department of Justice and US Marshals issued a wanted poster for his arrest. 

Cleary transferred from Gettysburg College in 2014, completing his degree at Santa Clara University in 2016, his LinkedIn shows. 

He grew up splitting his time between his father's home in Saratoga, CA, and his mom's home in Baltimore, MD, according to his Facebook

Cleary worked for Telsa until 2017 when he left to write medieval literature, he explained on his LinkedIn and his website. 

Keeler, who is represented by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, discussed "the failure of the Adams County District Attorney to prosecute despite physical evidence, eye witness accounts and Facebook messages from Mr. Cleary confessing in 2020," in a nationally televised interview by abcnews.

She graduated from Gettysburg College in 2015 and works in Charlotte, NC, according to her LinkedIn. 

PCAR told us, "We are not commenting on yesterday’s report of Ian Cleary’s detainment in France." 

Daily Voice has reached out to officials familiar with the case for more information, so check back here for possible updates. 

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