Man claiming to be police officer faces multiple charges in alleged rape of woman
LAS VEGAS, NV (KSNV News3LV) —
A Las Vegas man faces multiple charges related to the alleged rape of a woman after he aimed a gun at her head and claimed to be a police officer.
Blake Lawrence Anderson, 26, was arrested Thursday. He faces charges that include three counts of sexual abuse with a deadly weapon, two counts of battery with a deadly weapon, first-degree kidnapping and oppression under color of law.His next court hearing is set for 7:45 a.m. Monday in Las Vegas Justice Court. He is being held without bail.
A Metro police report states that the attack occurred March 29. The victim, who said she was working as a prostitute to support her family, met Anderson near Tropicana and Wynn.
She stated that Anderson said "Are you looking for fun?" She says she responded with the same question. Eventually she got into his car and he drove her to an industrial area in the 3900 block of West Harmon Avenue where he parked.
As they moved into the back seat, he pulled a small black semi-automatic firearm and pointed it at her head, telling her he was a police officer.
Using duct tape to bind her wrists, she said Anderson sexually assaulted her several times. She told Metro detectives that she thought he was going to kill her.
He eventually cut the tape off her, cutting her wrist. He let her go and drove away.
As he drove down the alley, she got his license plate number. With her cell phone dead, she went to the Desert Cab dispatch center on South Wynn and called her boyfriend to come in get her.
Her boyfriend took her to see her children as she said she feared she would not see them again. She then went to UMC to report the attack and to be tested.
Police retraced the events and traced the plates as well as conducted a photo lineup with the victim during which she was able to pick out the suspect.
An online check was completed and a Facebook account belonging to the suspect was found. He has multiple photos of him posing with firearms.
Two Metro detectives observed Anderson at his address and he was taken into custody.