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Two men arrested in teen's abduction in Catonsville, rape in Baltimore

One suspect linked to second assault, kidnapping in same area

By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

10:41 PM EDT, October 2, 2012

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Two Baltimore men have been arrested in the midday abduction of a 17-year-old girl in Catonsville and her subsequent rape in Baltimore on Monday, according to Baltimore County police.

The pair, identified as William Campbell, 25, of the 4600 block of Pen Lucy Road in Ten Hills, and Kenyon Waller, 21, of the 3200 block of Westwood Avenue in Rosemont, were arrested Monday night after a separate kidnapping in the city led police to the owner of the vehicle they were using, according to Cpl. Cathy Batton, a police spokesman.

Campbell has also been tied to a third, Sept. 25 incident in the same area of Catonsville involving robbery, kidnapping and sexual assault of another teen, police said.

The girl assaulted Monday told police she got off a bus at Ingleside and Edmondson avenues about 12:40 p.m. and began to walk to a different bus stop when the driver of a Ford sport utility vehicle, identified as Campbell, got out of the vehicle and forced her into it, police said. Waller was in the back seat with a handgun, the girl told police.

Campbell then drove to an alley in Baltimore City, where Waller then raped the girl, she told police.

The men then took her cellphone, wallet and identification before dropping her off at an apartment complex, she told police.

As police began investigating the incident, they got word that a similar kidnapping had just occurred in the city, and that police had been provided a better description of the suspects' vehicle, Batton said.

That information led police to the vehicle's owner, who knew either Campbell or Waller, Batton said.

On Tuesday morning, officers revisited a third, 18-year-old victim who had reported a similar kidnapping and robbery Sept. 25. During an interview, the woman acknowledged she had also been sexually assaulted during the incident, Batton said.

Police have identified Campbell as the woman's assailant.

The woman told police Campbell pointed a handgun at her and forced her into a similar sport utility vehicle about 9:20 a.m. after she had gotten off a bus near the intersection of Ingleside and Edmondson and started walking to work.

Campbell then drove to an apartment complex on Fern Valley Circle and forced the woman to perform a sexual act on him, she told police.

Campbell then stole the woman's identification, money and a camera, she told police. She then got out of the vehicle and he drove away, she said.

The woman told police Campbell threatened to harm her if she spoke to the police.

Campbell has been charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sexual assault and two counts each of armed robbery, kidnapping, first-degree assault, and use of a firearm in a felony crime.

Waller has been charged with first-degree rape, first-degree assault, armed robbery, kidnapping and use of a firearm during a felony crime.

Both men are being held without bond.

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