Man arrested after women abducted, raped in Avon

AVON, Ind. (WISH) — A man who two women say abducted and raped them was arrested by police, and investigators think he may be responsible for other similar crimes.

“It’s probably some of the worst situations that we’ve ever encountered in my entire time here at the police department,” said Avon Police Detective Sean Stoops.

Two women said on Thursday in Avon they were abducted at gunpoint by a man who forced them into their car as they were leaving Walmart. A 3-year-old was there at the time, the women told Avon Police.

The women told police the suspect took them to an apartment building and raped them, then forced them to drive to their home in Clermont, where they were raped again. A man at the women’s home was beaten and bound by the suspect, according to the women.

Police were able to track the man down because he stole a car from the home in Clermont, according to police. On Sunday, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers found the car and arrested the man. His name and photo were withheld as investigators determined whether he was responsible for other crimes.

“We’re not entirely sure what his motive might be,” Stoops said. “The only thing we can prove beyond a reasonable doubt is that he did this – he did this knowingly and intentionally and that the victims we have in our case are just a few of what could turn out to be many.”

Anybody believed to have a similar circumstance is encouraged to contact their local police agency or Avon Police at 272-4485. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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