Columbus Man Charged With Kidnapping, Rape

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A Columbus man is behind bars charged with two counts of kidnapping and one count of rape.

The two female victims, ages 19 and 20, told Columbus Police that Shakir H. Gant, 23, got into their vehicle around 3:00 a.m. Thursday and forced them to drive around at gunpoint.

The victims said Gant threatened to shoot them if they didn't cooperate.

The women told police at one point Gant had one of the victims get out of the vehicle and then had the other woman drive off.

She said Gant had her drive to an alley where she was sexually assaulted.
After the assault, the victim told police Gant fled on foot.

Gant was arrested early Friday by S.W.A.T. Officers.

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