Man accused of kidnapping, raping, Cincinnati prostitute

SPRINGFIELD — A man accused of abducting a prostitute from Cincinnati and bringing her to Springfield was in Clark County Municipal Court Tuesday morning, Dec. 8.

Yathrun A. Furqan, 56, of 705 Harley Drive, Columbus, is charged with kidnapping, abduction and rape.

He was scheduled for arraignment Tuesday morning, but that proceeding was postponed until Dec. 15. Municipal Court Judge Eugene Nevius set bond at $100,000.

Furqan is accused of picking the woman up in Cincinnati and taking her to Columbus against her will, according to a police report.

After several days, Furqan brought the woman to Springfield to drop off another prostitute, according to the report.

Springfield police declined to comment on the case.

Furqan is accused of raping the Cincinnati woman at an apartment in the 600 block of South Fountain Avenue, according to court documents.

On Monday, Furqan took the two women to a gas station on West North Street, where the Cincinnati woman was able to escape and call police, according to court records.

In Nov. 2008, Furqan was arrested in Springfield on a charge of loitering to engage in solicitation, according to court documents.

In that case, investigators alleged Furqan had approached a prostitute in the 400 block of West Pleasant Street around 3 a.m. Nov. 9, 2008, according to court documents.

Furqan was allegedly “trying to get her to go with him to Columbus in order to engage in prostitution there,” according to court records.

Furqan was later found guilty of a lesser charge of disorderly conduct in that case, according to the report.

He was taken to the Clark County Jail where he remained Tuesday.

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