The interstate network of police departments is a vital spoke in the wheel of law enforcement nationwide and is vital to New York state law enforcement. When a fugitive leaves the jurisdiction while facing felony charges, warrants for the person’s arrest — giving the charges, details and other facts — are sent throughout the country, asking for help in tracking down the fugitive. Recently, a 56-year-old man allegedly kidnapped a New York woman and took her to another state where he was holding her until he was found by the second state’s police force.
He was taken into custody and charged with kidnapping, first-degree rape and unlawful imprisonment in that state. Charges may also be filed in New York but the other state has an important stake in the crime because a longer portion of it was committed there, per court papers. The woman was allegedly being held against her will in a motel room when authorities freed her.
The accused and the victim reportedly knew each other, and the victim had a restraining order against him at the time of the alleged abduction. The accused is also the prime suspect in the 2008 disappearance of another New York woman. He had lived with her and ostensibly was married to her, until she left him after finding out that he was still married to someone else.
That woman has not been seen since 2008, and the accused in this incident remains the number one suspect in her disappearance. However, it would be extremely difficult to arrest him for a second set of felony charges without first finding a body, which is generally necessary to form the corpus delecti. The man’s controlling behavior and oppressive conduct was seemingly similar in the case of both victims. However, unless more information is uncovered, the defendant in this interstate kidnapping and rape matter will not have to face a second set of charges relating to the events that happened in New York years ago.
Source: The Huffington Post, “Ken Anderson, Cold Case Suspect, Arrested On Charges Of Kidnapping, Rape (Exclusive)“, David Lohr, Nov. 14, 2016