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Kidnap details unsealed

The Baltimore Sun

Court documents unsealed yesterday reveal that a 17-year-old kidnapping victim was forced at gunpoint into the trunk of his car before he and his female companion, who was later raped, were driven to several banks to withdraw money from ATMs.

The charging documents describe in previously unavailable detail the events surrounding the Oct. 10 abduction of two teenagers at a light-rail station in Timonium for which two men have been charged.

The documents say that Brian Tyrone Scott, 18, who surrendered at a Baltimore County police station Saturday evening, told investigators that his accomplice was Kiheem Malik Taylor, 22, who was arrested the next day at his home in Baltimore. Both are being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

After approaching the victims' car, the men - one of whom wore a mask and carried a handgun - told its occupants "to give them all their money," according to the charges. "The male victim gave the suspects approximately $70 in cash," the documents say, before he was ordered into the trunk and the girl - who is also 17 - was forced into the back seat. They stopped at "different banks in Baltimore County and Baltimore City to withdraw money," after which, the police statements say, the suspects ordered the woman to undress.

Then, according to the documents, the victims were taken to a park in Baltimore's Cherry Hill neighborhood, where the woman was forced to perform a sex act and was then raped. The documents describe the couple being dropped off there while the suspects fled in the young man's 2002 Honda Civic. The victims flagged down a Baltimore police officer and were taken to Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The court documents did not identify them.

Investigators said both the victims' cell phones - which the suspects had stolen - were used to make calls to a dorm room at Coppin State University. Further investigation traced those calls to Scott.

Scott was charged with first-degree rape, armed carjacking, a first-degree sex offense and two counts of kidnapping and armed robbery. Taylor was charged with armed carjacking, petty theft, felony use of a handgun during the commission of a violent crime and two counts of kidnapping, armed robbery and first-degree assault.

The two men are scheduled to appear at a preliminary court hearing Nov. 14.

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