A Florida college student reportedly traveled to Indiana to “steal” a woman, impregnate her, and force her into marriage, police said.
An Indiana State Police trooper supposedly caught Kung Bik Cem, 19, trying to rape the woman in broad daylight in the backseat of his car. According to the Daily Journal, the 19-year-old told the trooper that he fell in love with the woman he met on Facebook. However, she became disinterested in him a week earlier.
Cem allegedly abducted the woman and was driving towards his home in Tucker, Georgia. According to WTSP, the victim left Illinois to attend a wedding Southport, Indiana. While on her way to Indiana, Cem contacted her and told her he would travel from Lifeway Baptist University in Jacksonville, Florida, to meet her at the wedding. The woman is said to have ignored his phone calls and texts detailing his plans.
The 19-year-old met the victim at the wedding and took her phone to see why she didn’t want to be with him. He also checked for his photo in her phone “so that he would know she still loved him,” court documents detailed.
The victim got into Cem’s car in hopes that he would return her phone. Not only did he not return the phone but he supposedly drove off. The 19-year-old is believed to have begun attacking the woman after she said she wasn’t interested in going with him. After changing the gear, she tried to escape by throwing the car keys out the window, according to Indy Star.
The victim and Cem never met in person before the March 24 incident.
Cem is charged with attempted rape and criminal confinement, both felonies, and misdemeanor theft. He was released from Johnson County Jail on Thursday after posting $19,000 bond.
[Featured Image: Johnson County Sheriff’s Office]