INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A teenager is behind bars accused of a violent sexual assault at a hotel in Castleton.
Indianapolis police say two women were attacked at the Suburban Extended Stay hotel near I-465 and I-69.
A woman told authorities she invited a teenager she met just days earlier to her hotel room, but when the young man arrived, the woman claims he got violent and sexually assaulted her inside her room.
“This wasn’t a random attack. He came here to meet a person and that’s when the crimes occurred,” said IMPD officer Aaron Hamer.
Eventually, a female security guard came to the woman’s room to help, but police say the suspect physically assaulted the second woman, forced the unarmed guard into her own car at gunpoint and sped away from the hotel.
“We believe the suspect took the woman from place to place throughout the city and so we’re trying to determine what was going on inside the vehicle,” said Hamer.
An IMPD officer later spotted the stolen car, along with the abducted guard, at 34th and Massachusetts Avenue and arrested the suspect.
“When officers put out a description of her vehicle, an officer in the area noticed the plate and realized it was her in the vehicle and detained male [who] took her from the hotel,” said Hamer.
Both victims were taken to the hospital but are going to be okay. Police say the young age of the suspect and the violent nature of the crimes is unusual.
“Obviously this is something you don’t see every day, so it’s disturbing,” said Hamer.
The 16-year-old suspect is facing several charges including rape, criminal confinement, battery and pointing a firearm without a license.