UPDATE: Charges dropped against men accused of raping, confining woman in Kokomo

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SWAT team on scene (Photo courtesy of Tim Bath)

UPDATE (Nov. 8, 2017)– Howard County Prosecutor Mark McCann says charges in this case were dropped due to difficulty in locating the alleged victim and lack of cooperation from the alleged victim. The former suspects’ names and photos were removed from this story.

Original story:

KOKOMO, Ind. – Two men were arrested Monday after a woman was allegedly confined and raped at gunpoint in Kokomo home.

Police received a 911 call regarding the crime from the 29-year-old victim around 5:55 a.m.

The victim told officers she went to the home in the 1400 block of North Lafountain Street to sell an electronic tablet to an individual Sunday evening.

Police obtained a search warrant for the residence and a SWAT team approached around 11:30 a.m. The two male suspects exited without incident.

As a result of the investigation, one man was charged with rape, a level 1 felony, confinement, a level 3 felony, and armed robbery, a level 3 felony. The other man was arrested for body attachment and an FTA Warrant from Howard County.

The victim was transported to an Indianapolis hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Police continue to investigate. Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call Detective Michael Banush at (765) 456-7278 or the KPD Hotline at (765) 456-7017. You may qualify for a cash reward by reporting your anonymous tip to Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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