Clarksville Police arrest man accused of raping woman he met through escort service
Police say he may face additional charges in the future.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Clarksville Police say they've arrested a man who sexually assaulted a woman he met through an escort service.
According to a news release from Clarksville Police, police first learned of the assault on Tuesday, Nov. 14, when police were called to Norton Women's and Children's Hospital to meet with the victim.
Police say the victim, who is a Louisville resident, agreed to meet 19-year-old Isaiah Jeffers in Clarksville after the two made contact with each other through a personal listing for escort services.
When they did meet in person, Jeffers allegedly attacked the woman, choking her to the point of unconsciousness before sexually assaulting her.
Police say the woman suffered "multiple injuries" from the attack.
According to the news release, investigators were able to collect evidence, both at the hospital and at the scene of the crime. Eventually, detectives say they were able to identify Jeffers as the suspect using a DNA match.
Colonel Mark Palmer, Chief of Clarksville Police, says that, by this time, Jeffers was already in jail on other charges. He was charged with Rape (Using or Threatening the Use of Deadly Force), a Level 1 Felony. He is currently being held in the Clark County Detention Center.
Detectives on the case believe Jeffers may have assaulted other women as well and encourage any victims to call police.
"Under no circumstance does anybody have the authority to exert control over you," said Clarksville Police Detective Jeff Kennedy. "Or force you do things that you don't want to do. And batter you or choke you almost to the point of death."
Chief Palmer said Jeffers may face additional charges in the future.
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