A Clark County grand jury has indicted a Springfield man on nine counts of kidnapping and seven counts of rape.
Donnell D. J. McMullen, 34, of 102 N. Florence Ave., is a suspect in two cases in May and one last month where the women alleged they were kidnapped and raped, at least two of them claiming a knife was held to their throat during the assault, according to police and court records.
The first incident occurred May 6 when a 27-year-old Bellefontaine woman told police she was kidnapped and raped at or near High and Race streets between 1 and 6 a.m., according to a police report.
Few details about that case were available Wednesday night, but a police report names McMullen as a suspect and indicated that further investigation identified him as a suspect and that the case would be presented to the grand jury.
Later that same month, a 27-year-old Lima woman told investigators she was walking in the area of Selma Road and East Street between 1 and 1:30 a.m. May 16 when she was working as a prostitute, according to court records. A man then pulled up next to her in a car, asked her to get in and how much it would cost for sex.
She agreed and he drove to an alley behind a store in the 1500 block of East Main Street and, when she told him he had to pay first, he pulled out a kitchen knife and forced her to have sex. She identified McMullen as the suspect from a photo line-up, according to court records.
On Oct. 23, a 23-year-old Springfield woman said she was walking on South Yellow Springs Street near West High Street about 1:10 a.m. when a man pulled up to the curb in a van, got out, grabbed her and forced her into the van, according to a police report.
The man then drove to an alley near the 1600 block of East Main Street, placed a knife to her throat and forced her to have sex, according to the police report.
The woman identified McMullen as the suspect from a police line-up, according to court records.
He was arrested Oct. 24 and remained in the Clark County Jail on Wednesday night. He’s scheduled to appear in court at 2 p.m. today.
According to court records, McMullen has past convictions of felonious assault, aggravated assault and aggravated robbery, has served multiple prison terms and is on parole for aggravated robbery.