Two Florida men wanted in connection with a rape told a woman they wanted to “teach her a lesson” about dating black men, officials said.
Police said the victim was “hanging out” when a third suspect, Rodney Cooper, 32, forced her into a room and locked the door. Cooper kept guard while Fedrick and Gordon allegedly attacked her.
Justin Akeen Fedrick, 27, and Keon Dellshai Gordon, 26, are accused of kidnapping and sexually battering a woman on June 22 at a Clermont home, according to the New York Post.
The woman said that they told her, “We’re going to teach you a lesson about dating a black man and white [women] don’t mean [expletive] in this town.”
When the alleged attack was over, they told her that they would “make it ten times worse next time” if she filed a police report.
The woman was able to escape from the home and her boyfriend contacted police after receiving a text that she was “bleeding and limping.”
Authorities tracked down Rodney Cooper (photo below) the next day and charged him with kidnapping.
He was taken into custody at Lake County Jail, where he is being held on $50,000 bond, according to court records.
Arrest warrants have been issued for the arrests of Fedrick and Gordon, both of whom are considered dangerous.
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