Police arrest Louisville man accused of raping woman in vehicle - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Police arrest Louisville man accused of raping woman in vehicle

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Albert Johnson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Albert Johnson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a man who raped a woman inside a vehicle earlier this month. 

According to an arrest warrant, the incident took place sometime between March 11 and March 12.

Police say the victim -- a woman -- was inside the vehicle when 34-year-old Albert Johnson hit her in the face multiple times, then pulled her by her hair into the back of the vehicle, before trying to remove her clothing.

According to the arrest warrant, the woman struggled with Johnson, and he put both his hands around her neck, choking her until she lost consciousness. 

Police say the woman gained and lost consciousness several times as Johnson then proceeded to rape her.

After the alleged rape, the woman was treated in the emergency room at University Hospital, were she received a sexual assault examination. Police say there were visible marks on her neck, severe bruising, swelling to the left eye and injuries to her left cheek bones.

The woman was able to identify Johnson from a photo line-up, according to police.

A warrant was issued for Johnson's arrest on Friday, March 18. Louisville Metro Police arrested him on Saturday, March 19, just after 7 a.m. He is charged with first degree rape and first degree wanton endangerment.

Johnson is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections on a $100,000 bond.

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