Jackson County prosecutors have charged a 31-year-old man of attacking and raping a woman he allegedly met at a bar near Westport.
Derek D. Donnell of Kansas City, Kan., was charged with two counts of rape, kidnapping and sodomy for the attack that occurred early Friday. Donnell is being held on $100,000 cash bond.
According to court records:
Kansas City police were patrolling near the entertainment district when they heard screaming and saw the victim waving at them. The woman appeared to be hysterical, barefoot and wearing a dress covered in dirt and leaves.
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Officers also saw a man nearby, who was later identified as Donnell. The officers arrested Donnell following a brief foot chase.
The victim said she was in the Westport area when she met a man. The two walked to his car to smoke marijuana. While inside the car, the man made unwanted sexual advances. She told him to stop, but he refused. The attacker then forced the victim into the back seat of his car and raped her. During the assault, the man choked the woman and pulled her hair.
The woman managed to get out of the car and run. The man chased after her and caught her. He threw the woman to the ground, got on top of her again and grabbed her by the neck and hair.
The attacker punched the woman and forced her back into his car. He assaulted her a second time.
The woman managed to escape and flagged down the patrol officers.
Donnell later told police he met the victim at a bar. They left together and drove down Broadway. He denied attacking the woman.
Donnell told investigators that he ran because he was afraid of police.