MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man who police have been looking for over the past several months for two different sexual assaults is now in jail.
Lorenzo McKinney, 36, is accused of raping a teen and an adult woman and punching another woman in separate incidents last year.
Police say McKinney raped a 15-year-old girl in July 2022 at Parkway Village.
The girl told police she was raped by two men and knew them from Facebook, police say. Court documents state she previously communicated with the men and knew McKinney as “Fro”.
Court documents say Mckinney used Facebook to ask the 15-year-old victim not to cooperate with law enforcement or to go to court because he would go to jail. It also states that he told the victim in a message that he would pay her for her silence, but this victim chose not to stay silent.
McKinney was later identified in a 6-person photo lineup.
Not even two weeks later, a woman says McKinney also raped her at a hotel on Lamar on July 13. The woman also identified who she knew as “Fro Gotti” in a photo lineup.
He has been on law enforcement’s radar long before these two assaults.
In May of 2022, a third woman said McKinney punched her in the face and pushed his foot into her chest when she fell to the ground.
Memphis police later issued an arrest warrant for McKinney.
We did some digging and learned this isn’t his first time in trouble with the law.
He was even on the Memphis Police Department’s Top 10 Most Wanted list last year for aggravated assault and theft of property.
We found other charges and warrants dating back to 2017.
On Wednesday, McKinney was booked at Shelby County Jail where he was charged with two counts of rape, two counts of aggravated assault, theft of property, and coercion of a witness.
McKinney’s bond has been set at $340,000. He will appear in court on Thursday.