Frank, Juengel & Radefeld, Attorneys at Law
Local: 314-282-8657
Toll Free: 800-748-2105

Man jailed after women allegedly abducted from Missouri and raped

A man who was released from prison in 2010 after serving 11 years on a rape conviction has been arrested again on sexual assault charges. Allegedly the man abducted two women from near a truck stop in Joplin, Missouri, and took them across state lines to Oklahoma. They say he eventually dropped them off at Freeman Hospital West in Joplin, where he was arrested in the parking lot a short time later.

Authorities were not initially sure where to issue charges, because the women said it was dark and they were unfamiliar with the area. A deputy from the sheriff's department in Nowata County, Oklahoma, says that police believe the younger of the two women was raped inside a barn on a farm southwest of Nowata, so prosecutors will bring rape charges against the man in Nowata County.

The women, ages 39 and 29, said that the man forced them to perform sexual acts on him as he drove them from Missouri to Oklahoma after the alleged kidnapping. The women had scheduled to meet the man near the truck stop in Joplin, but the nature of their expected meeting was not disclosed. An affidavit filed in Missouri says the man punched them, bound their hands with duct tape and zip ties, and forced them to get into his pickup truck. The younger women alleged that she was pulled back by her hair when she tried to run away.

While allegations such as these are very serious and convictions would be punishable by long prison sentences, it is important to keep in mind that someone charged with crimes such as these is entitled to prove his innocence in court. Securing the services of a qualified criminal defense attorney is paramount for someone whose freedom is on the line.

Source: The Joplin Globe, "Alleged abductor to face charge of rape in Oklahoma," Jeff Lehr, Jan. 3, 2012

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
AV Preeminent The National Trial Lawyers Super Lawyers Top 50 Avvo Rating Avvo Rating 10
The Bar Association Of Metropolitan St Louis Illinois State Bar Association St Louis Business Journal National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers The Missouri Bar
St Louis County Bar Association Up Coming Missouri Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Contact us for a consultation

Ready To Protect Your Rights

We invite you to make an appointment with us to discuss your legal needs. You can reach us online or by calling us at 314-282-8657.

We provide representation in Missouri, Illinois and federal courts across the nation. Lawyers from around the country refer clients to us, knowing we will deliver the superior level of representation to their clients they would expect from themselves.

Receive the trusted counsel you deserve. Contact us for a consultation.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

7710 Carondelet Avenue
Suite 350
St. Louis, MO 63105

Phone: 314-282-8657
St. Louis Law Office Map