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Man charged with rape, kidnapping after naked woman escapes apartment

Antwon Rainer (Photo Source: SCSO) Antwon Rainer (Photo Source: SCSO)
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A man is in jail after he was accused of kidnapping a woman while she was walking down the street.

According to police, Antwon Rainer pulled up beside a woman walking down Airways Boulevard, grabbed her by the neck, and forced her into his car.

Police say Rainer allegedly threatened the woman and drove her to an apartment on Dunsford Way in Germantown.

Neighbors who live in the area now fear for their safety.

"It makes me feel like I need to be better protected if I'm going to be walking alone or with my kids," said neighbor NaKeisha Dawkins.

According to police, Rainer then tore the woman's clothes off and forced her to complete many sexual acts. The victim did eventually escape when someone knocked at the door.

She ran out the door, completely naked, and contacted police.

"I was in shock," said one neighbor. "This is supposed to be a good neighborhood. Now that I know that, I won't be going for walks anymore."

Residents say they're worried something like that could happen again, and wonder why they were never informed that it happened in the first place.

"When will they notify us?" asked one resident. "Two, three days later? It's right next to my apartment."

Rainer is charged with aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping, and rape. He is currently in jail on a $1 million bond.

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