Police arrest man accused of kidnapping intoxicated woman from casino and raping her

Police arrest man accused of kidnapping intoxicated woman from casino and raping her

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man suspected of taking an intoxicated woman from a Baton Rouge casino and raping her was arrested more than a month after the crime.

Records show John Mack, 42, of Baton Rouge, was booked Monday into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on multiple charges.

According to the arrest warrant, Mack and another man offered assistance to a woman at Hollywood Casino on March 26 around 3:30 a.m. The Baton Rouge Police Department said Mack first tried to help the victim to get money out of the ATM, but he was not able to help her get any more cash.

Investigators said Mack then offered the woman a ride home and she agreed. They added Mack got into the back seat with the woman, while another man drove the car. Mack allegedly punched, strangled and raped the victim. The report stated the three of them drove around as Mack and the other man "discussed whether or not to kill the victim." The report also stated the driver told Mack "he better kill her or she will tell on him."

According to the warrant, the woman begged Mack not to kill her. The document stated Mack "forced the victim to give a statement saying she was okay with what had taken place" and that he recorded the statement on his cell phone.

The warrant also stated Mack took about $400 in cash from the victim and her bank card before she was dropped off on Plank Road at Sumrall Drive. Police reported they later learned the bank card was used at several stores the same afternoon it was taken from the victim.

Investigators said Mack was identified through his casino player's card.

Mack is charged with first-degree rape, second-degree kidnapping, simple robbery, simple battery and unauthorized use of an access card.

His bond is set at $75,500.

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