Man Arrested For Raping One Girl Now Charged With Kidnapping Another

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(Memphis) A man arrested for raping a teenage girl has now been charged with the attempted kidnapping of another teen in a south Memphis neighborhood.

Police say  Kotay Floyd attacked a girl as she walked to Booker T Washington High School back in December.

Because of his recent arrest, police say she was able to identify him.

Floyd's bond is now set at half a million dollars, which is double what it was earlier this week.

While he's in jail, more teenagers are expected to look at his mugshot in a photo line-up.

The man appointed by the mayor to help curb crime helped connect the dots in this case.

When Delvin Lane of the 901 Bloc Squad heard Kotay Floyd was arrested for raping a girl in an open fieldon February 14, he immediately thought about the other un olved cases in south Memphis.

Since Lane spoke up Monday, Floyd has since been charged with the second crime.

"I was excited because the victims get a little bit of peace of mind," said Lane.

Police say Floyd grabbed a 16-year-old girl walking to Booker T Washington High School on December 20.

They say he dragged her to a vacant apartment building on Mississippi, held a knife to her, and told her to be quiet.

Police say she kept screaming and punched Floyd in his face.

Doing so helped her get away, but so did he.

A few months later, police say Floyd went on to rape and sodomize a 16-year-old in a field on Georgia Avenue.

Floyd was arrested for that, but Lane says he knows of at least five other Booker T Washington students attacked under the overpass. T

hose crimes are unsolved and police are also still looking for whoever raped two Vance Middle School girls on the train tracks.

All of these crimes are in the same neighborhood.

"There are still a bunch of girls out there that of been victimized," said Lane.

So far, Floyd has been been charged with two cases.

Lane hopes more charges follow.

"But we cannot let our guard down because you don't know if he's the culprit in all these cases," he said. "We still have to watch the kids and watch the community to make sure this doesn't happen again."

WREG will stay on top of this story to see if Floyd gets charged with any more of these crimes. His next court date is March 5.


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