Two Clermont, Florida, men were sought by police after allegedly kidnapping and raping a woman in order to “teach her a lesson” about dating black men.
The men, 27-year-old Justin Akeen Fredrick and 26-year-old Keon Dellshai Gordon, were wanted by police in connection with a rape that occurred on June 22. The victim was reportedly “hanging out with friends” when a man named Rodney “Coop” Cooper pushed her inside of the home where the crime occurred and forced her into a bedroom.
Cooper then locked the bedroom door and stood guard as Fredrick and Gordon sexually battered the woman. The woman told police that she “attempted to fight them, but they were too strong.”
“We’re going to teach you a lesson about dating a black man and white [women] don’t mean [expletive] in this town,” the men allegedly told her, Orlando Sentinel reported.
The men then threatened the victim by telling her that they would “make it 10 times worse next time” if she reported them.
The woman proceeded to run home and cut through backyards because she was “afraid they would come after her,” a police report stated.
The woman’s boyfriend subsequently called police after getting a text from her just before 3 a.m.
Cooper was arrested the next day, though authorities are still looking for Fredrick and Gordon. Both men are believed to be armed and dangerous, and have histories of violence.
“Life in prison or death penalty sounds about right! We need to cleanse america of this trash already! To many racist pos f**k heads out there and it needs to f**king stop!” one Mad World News reader commented on the site’s Facebook page in response to the story.
Some readers placed some blame on the woman for getting herself involved in the situation to begin with.
“I think it’s kind of funny that she was at a party having a good time without her boyfriend which she probably planned on cheating on because why go to a party without your boyfriend and of course gets into trouble and calls her boyfriend !! Not a mom or dad because she probably got kicked out the house for being a pain!! I mean yes it’s wrong and that’s something that is just horrible,” one reader theorized.
Others, however, dismissed the idea that the woman should be blamed for the crime.
“Wow. Everyone commenting has found reason for her to be at fault…? Like it’s a given if white girls go to the same party as black guys , were supposed to expect to get raped? I don’t care what race you are… raping is wrong,” one reader wrote.
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