Woman abducted from Kansas City home, raped at Grandview park - KCTV5

Woman abducted from Kansas City home, raped at Grandview park

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A 23-year-old man is accused of abducting a woman from her Kansas City home at gunpoint and raping her at a Grandview park.

Kevyn M. Jennings of Kansas City faces 11 felony charges including two counts of forcible sodomy and one count of kidnapping. Prosecutors are seeking a bond of $250,000.

The 37-year-old woman was inside her Kansas City home about 12:30 a.m. Friday when the man armed with a gun entered her home at 118th and Newton streets. The woman said she did not know the suspect.

Grandview police said the man forced the woman from her home. She was forced to drive the man to Winchester Park where he raped her, according to a news release.

"The suspect then stated, 'You will either have sex with me or die,'" according to court documents. While raping her, the man used a condom, which prosecutors said was later recovered.

"The victim was in fear of her life because she felt that the suspect was going to kill her if she didn't do what he said," according to court documents.

Jennings forced the woman to go to a bank where he encountered police, who had responded after the victim's 12-year-old daughter reported the abduction, according to court documents.

The man fled the area on foot across U.S. Highway and into a wooded area, the woman told police. Kansas City police officers, two canine units and a police helicopter assisted Grandview police in the area.

The suspect was spotted about 2 a.m. running in the area of Harry Truman Drive. He apparently attempted to fire the weapon but slipped and lost it while fleeing from police, according to court documents. He tried to hide in a culvert.

"The suspect ran behind a business in the 12600 block of South 71 Highway where he fell jumping across a creek," according to the news release. "Grandview and Kansas City officers chased the suspect and took him into custody."

The woman's cell phone was found in his pocket, according to prosecutors. He also allegedly stole electronics from the woman's home.

Jennings had broken into the home by using a piece of wood to bust a sliding glass door, according to court documents.

The victim had reported a burglary at her residence about 10:45 p.m. Thursday. She and her 12-year-old daughter had gone to bed when Jennings burst into their bedroom, according to court records.

Jennings told police that he and another man had burglarized the woman's home about 9 p.m. Thursday. He entered that time through an unlocked garage door, according to court documents. He said he went back to the home to steal more items when he realized that the woman was home. According to court documents, he said that's when he decided to use a piece of wood to break the glass.

He said he forced the woman to drive toward her bank with plans to make her withdraw money, but he said when she said she didn't have any money and begged him not to kill her that he decided to force her to have sex, according to court documents. He said he put a gun to her head while sexually assaulting her, according to court documents.

After raping her, they went to the bank where they saw a police vehicle and he fled, according to court records.

"Jennings stated that he knew that the victim was afraid that he was going to kill her if she didn't do what he told her to do," according to court documents. "Jennings advised that he knew what he was doing was wrong, but he wasn't thinking."

The weapon and its pieces were recovered.

"Jennings stated that he does not know the victim and has not ever been to her residence before," according to court documents.

Jennings had no prior felony convictions, but did have several misdemeanor warrants out of Kansas City.

The investigation continues.

KCTV5's Bonyen Lee contributed to this report.

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