Man accused of trapping ex-girlfriend in car, raping her at gunpoint
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man after he was accused of trapping his ex-girlfriend in his car, driving her to a secluded place and raping her at gunpoint.
19-year-old Kenneth Johnson was booked on charges of aggravated rape, false imprisonment, offender armed with a dangerous, simple battery and theft.
The victim contacted detectives back in May to inform them that she had started dating Johnson about three weeks ago at the time, and that he had become extremely possessive. She described for investigators an argument that took place on May 2 that caused the victim to decide to break up with the man. When she broke the news to him, the victim told detectives that he took away her cell phone.
The victim said she went to get her cell phone back from Johnson the day after they broke up. When they met, he forced her into the passenger seat of her vehicle so he could drive, and drove her to a secluded, private drive, according to deputies.
While driving to the location, the victim said Johnson began making accusations that the victim was having sex with his friends. Once at the location, the man threatened her with a revolver and started punching her in the face. When she tried to get out of the vehicle, deputies said he pulled her back into the car and over to the driver’s seat. The victim told detectives that he then forced her to have sex with him.
After the alleged rape, Johnson drove the victim to several addresses in the Baton Rouge area until she jumped out of the vehicle in the area of Gardere Lane. He forced her back into the car and continued driving around until she jumped out of the car again when they were near a field in St. Gabriel.
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