FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) - A Florence man is facing multiple charges of kidnapping and rape. Police say 27-year-old Corey Aris Davis used a dating app to find at least three victims, and there could be more.
On Tuesday, a grand jury convened to hear the case prepared by the task force. Florence police responded to a rape in the area of Chisholm Road, north of County Road 30 on June 3. Police say a victim claims she was kidnapped by a man she met on the internet, and was forced to complete sexual acts with the man over the course of several hours. She was able to escape and contact police.
Following this incident, on June 18, Lauderdale County Sheriff's deputies responded to a suspicious person call in the 4000 block of Chisholm Road. Deputies were informed that a man dressed in reflective police clothing had attempted to assault a woman, but the assault was averted when deputies arrived. Investigators say the suspect fled the scene.
On June 21, a Lauderdale County Animal Control Officer responded to a barking dog complaint near the dead end of County Road 289.
Once officers arrived at the scene they say the man flee on foot. The officers located a partially clothed female who was bound,and laying in the basement of an abandoned house.
The woman stated that she had met a man on the internet, and traveled to a house on Chisholm Road to meet the man. She told police that she was abducted at gunpoint and forced to complete sexual acts with the man over the course of several hours before being found by police.
"It was a very challenging case," said Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton. "[It's] the kind of case that's not ready made, you have to find your leads to develop your leads. It demonstrates great police work."
Shortly after the incident, a task force was created to investigate the string of serial kidnappings and rapes. Over the course of 10 days, multiple search warrants were executed and evidence gathered leading to the indictment of one man.
Davis is charged with two counts of human trafficking, kidnapping, rape, sodomy, sexual torture, sex abuse, burglary and impersonating a police officer.
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