Have William Luth and Brady Newman Caddell abducted and sexually assaulted other women? Investigators believe the duo have other victims.
Authorities believe that the two Kansas City area men who kidnapped and raped an unarmed plain clothed sheriff’s deputy have attacked other females according to prosecutors.
The claim come as William Luth, 24 of Blue Springs, Missouri and Brady Newman Caddell, 21 of Independence, Missouri were charged with rape, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sodomy in connection to last week’s attack on a female deputy with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.
A report via The Kansas City Star cites Steve Howe, the district attorney in Johnson County, Kansas, saying he hopes more victims will now come forward, while also telling his office had ‘good information’ that the duo had preyed on others before targeting the deputy.
‘We know there are other victim or victims,’ Howe said at a press conference Wednesday.
He declined to divulge any additional details related to this case, citing strict state laws.
The two men’s arrest came after according to Fox News 13 a tip from the public led to investigators to the whereabouts of the suspects.
The sheriff’s office said it had located the vehicle it believed was involved in the incident, which was registered to William Luth’s wife following a weekend long manhunt for the suspects.
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A regard of William Luth’s Facebook page described the man having a young child and having studied at Full Sail University, in Orange County, Florida.
Newman-Caddell’s Facebook page describes him working at Texas Roadhouse, a steak restaurant.
Police say the pair followed the victim, a deputy sheriff in her early 20s, from a QuikTrip market at East Santa Fe and South Ridgeview to the county jail parking lot at 101 N. Kansas Avenue in Olathe and then kidnapped her circa 11.30pm on Friday.
The victim, who had been on the job about six months, was in civilian clothing and on her way to work. She was abducted while getting out of her car in the booking facility’s parking lot and blindfolded, according to KCTV5.
After the deputy was forced into the car, her eyes were covered with a sweatshirt and she was driven around while being sexually assaulted.
She was released about two hours later, at around 1.15am, near Interstate 470 in the Kansas City suburb of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, with her assailants instructing her to keep her head covered before they drove off.
She staggered until she saw the lights of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in Lee’s Summit.
DNA evidence has been submitted to a crime lab for testing, investigators said.
Authorities believe the suspects did not know the victim, but had planned the attack
Offered Captain Brian Hill at an earlier press conference: ‘I do believe there was some planning premeditation for lack of a better word.’
Surveillance camera footage showed the men sitting in a blue vehicle in the parking lot of the QuikTrip and then following the victim as she drove away.
Added Hill: ‘It appears evident to us that although they may not have been specifically looking for our victim, they were looking for a victim.’
The un-named victim is ‘doing okay’ said Sheriff Frank Denning, ‘all things considered,’ as authorities now seek to identify other presumed victims.
William Luth and Brady Newman Caddell were being held Wednesday on $1million bond each. They are due back in court October 20.