INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — An Indianapolis man is charged with rape in courts in Marion County, the Indianapolis federal district, and Philadelphia in circumstances involving ladies who arrived residence after work at grownup leisure golf equipment.
Police arrested Kevin Bennett, 28, on Saturday outdoors a strip mall on the town’s northeast facet. DNA and fingerprints have matched Bennett to the rapes, police say.
The federal expenses say Bennett was arrested after leaving Royal Fish and Hen restaurant on East thirty eighth Road at Mitthoeffer Highway with carryout, getting right into a silver Chrysler Aspen, and parking at a close-by strip mall outdoors the United Wi-fi retailer. He was arrested primarily based on warrants from Philadelphia.
Brokers say they discovered him with two weapons, 44 grams of meth, a $6,300 bracelet reportedly taken throughout a theft in Mississippi — the value tag and UPC code have been nonetheless connected — and greater than $14,000 in money.
Bennett was convicted of armed theft in a 2011 case; upon his launch in November 2019, he was prohibited from possessing a firearm.
In Indianapolis, Bennett was charged Monday in Marion Superior Court docket 31 with three counts of rape in relation to an April 2 case. He additionally was charged in the identical case with kidnapping with a lethal weapon, felony confinement with a lethal weapon, and battery with a lethal weapon. The lady within the case had simply been dropped off at residence by a pal after ending work at an grownup leisure membership on the east facet. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Division officers discovered her bleeding from the again of her head. She informed police she’d been hit a number of occasions behind the pinnacle with a silver revolver, dragged down stairs, and sexually assaulted in an condominium constructing’s restroom.
Police in Philadelphia have been investigating Bennett for quite a lot of crimes together with three rapes from Could 15-18. A district legal professional informed Philadelphia information media stated that in each case however one, Bennett allegedly adopted ladies residence from their work at gentleman’s golf equipment in Philadelphia.
Police in Tennessee informed WSMV-TV that Bennett in April pressured his method into the condominium of a grownup entertainer in Mount Juliet, a suburb of Nashville. Police assume Bennett hit her within the head along with his gun, tied her up, brutally sexually assaulted her, and, earlier than he ran away, robbed her.
Bennett additionally might be tied to circumstances in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi, authorities have stated.
Pennsylvania authorities stated Bennett might be tied to incidents in as many as eight states.