Investigators from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department are searching for a 19-year-old man believed to be from Zionsville, Ind., who has been accused of raping a woman he met on Craigslist. The woman met the suspect on-line in November. The couple met face-to-face for the first time last week, which is when a kidnapping and multiple rapes occurred.
According to a June 3 report by The Indy Channel, the rape suspect responded to an ad placed by the victim in which she was seeking “slutty emo boys 18-24 yrs old.”
“Emo” is a slang term used to describe young people who display emotional qualities, often accompanied by a dark or “goth” style of dress.
The two met last week at an Indianapolis McDonalds, when the man suggested he drive the woman, using her car, to an alternative eating place.
Once in the victim’s car, the man produced a gun and threatened to harm her if she didn’t “go along with things.”
They drove to a wooded area where the suspect raped the woman in her car.
He then drove to a hotel where the man told his captive to pretend to be his girlfriend when they checked in, otherwise she would be hurt.
The rape continued through the next day in the hotel. All the while, the rapist was using drugs, “mostly pain killers and heroin.”
The victim said he told her to brush her teeth and wash herself with soap and a washcloth, an apparent effort to remove his DNA and evidence from her body.
He then told her, “that if she ever reported this to the police he would kill her and everyone she loves,” officers wrote in their report.
After the woman was set free, she went to St. Vincent Hospital, where she underwent an examination for rape.
Police have retrieved the evidence from that rape kit, as well as the receipt from the hotel where the woman said most of the attack occurred.
She told officers she continues to fear for her life because the attacker knows where she lives.
The victim provided a complete physical description of the rapist to the Indianapolis police.
Woman, 63, raped by 27-year-old after a night of drinking
Connect with Rich Webster on Facebook and Twitter.
To receive e-mail alerts to Richard’s Domestic Crimes articles, Subscribe Here to Get Instant Updates.
E-mail alerts are free, private and secure, and you won’t get any ink on your fingers.