The suspect in a Fremont kidnapping case claims he got into the wrong car. That is the defense for the man accused of trying to sexually assault a 16 year old. Jodi Hernandez reports.
A Fremont man arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a 16-year-old girl with intent to rape said he got into the wrong car, according to court documents.
"The incident he's charged with is completely out of character," said Demetrius Costy, the defense lawyer. "He has no history of violence. He has no history of sexual assault."
But 23-year-old Aron Kumar Roy is now accused of just that.
Roy appeared in Fremont court Wednesday, where he was charged with kidnapping with the intent to commit rape after police say he hid in the backseat of a teen girl's car while she was in the grocery store.
In addition, Roy is charged with robbery and possession of cocaine, according to court documents.
Police say the Monday morning incident involved Roy holding the girl at knifepoint, making her drive to a remote location in Fremont and then ordering her to remove her clothes.
The girl managed to escape and ran to a nearby neighborhood and found help from a woman, who then called police.
Roy was arrested later that day at his workplace, the Best Buy store in Dublin, after police gathered evidence and fingerprints from the car linking him as the suspect.
Court records show investigators found rape pornography videos on Roy's phone. Investigators also said a laptop found in his home was on with an internet search reading "Rape, sleep, porn."
Court documents also show Roy claims he got in the car by accident, and that he wanted the girl to let him out but she continued to drive.
Police said the teenager was not physically harmed during the incident.
Roy is being held at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin with no bail. He is scheduled to return to court to enter a plea on July 8.