NC man flashed police badge, told rape victim sex assault was a ‘sting,’ officials say

Diondre Jones

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (WNCN) — A man arrested on Tuesday for raping a woman at gunpoint had new charges brought against him on Wednesday after a new victim learned her attacker was captured and she then felt safe enough to tell her harrowing story to authorities, Fayetteville Police say

Diondre Kesean Jones, age 22, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree rape, kidnapping and sexual offense after an incident on Monday, police said.

Now, police say that Jones was involved in a rape of a woman last month when he held her at gunpoint and flashed a police badge at her to keep her quiet.

The incident that happened last month was on October 14 at a residence in the 1600 block of Shively Court, police said.

Police said the incident unfolded like this:

The victim met Jones on the Internet and agreed to meet him at the Shively Court residence.  Once she was inside the residence, Jones displayed a gun and a police officer’s badge, from another state, and he told her it was an undercover sting.

“Jones then forced the victim, at gunpoint, to move to another room in the residence where he sexually assaulted her,” police said.

The victim did not come forward to report the incident until Wednesday “for fear of Jones retaliating against her,” police said.

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Once the victim realized Jones was in custody, detectives were able to obtain her statement about the October 14 incident and move forward with the investigation, according to Police.

“The victim was able to identify Jones as her attacker and detectives have served additional warrants on Jones,” police said.

He is now facing new charges of First Degree Rape, First Degree Kidnapping, Assault by Pointing a Gun, and Impersonating a Police Officer in this case.

Jones’ bond has been increased to $635,000.00 secured and he remains in the Cumberland County Detention Center.

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