A Clermont, Florida, woman was allegedly kidnapped and raped by two black men who said they did it to teach her a lesson about dating black men, and that white women “don’t mean s**t in this town.”
According to the Orlando Sentinel, on June 22, Clermont Police said an unnamed woman was “just hanging out with friends” in the early morning in the 1000 block of Disston Avenue. Police spokesman Sgt. Shane Strickland said Rodney “Coop” Cooper, 32, pushed the woman inside a bedroom, locked the door, and stood guard.
From there, the police report said 27-year-old Justin Akeen Fedrick, and 26-year-old Keon Dellshai Gordon began to sexually assault the woman who “attempted to fight them, but they were too strong.”
According to the police report, the men told the woman “we’re going to teach you a lesson about dating a black man and white [women] don’t mean [expletive] in this town.” When they were finished, the report said, they told the woman they would “make it ten times worse next time” if she went to the police.
The police report said the woman ran from the home, cutting through backyards “because she was afraid they would come after her.” The victim’s boyfriend called the police after he received a text close to 3 a.m. from his girlfriend saying that she’s “bleeding and limping somewhere in the neighborhood.”
Deputies found her in the 900 block of Disston Avenue.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that “Coop,” the man who had pushed her into the room and guarded the door has been arrested for his role in the rape, and is currently in Lake County Jail with a $50,000 bond. Fedrick and Gordon, however, are still on the loose.
The Orlando Sentinel posted the description given by police, and a number to call should Gordon or Fredrick be spotted:
Fedrick is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds with dark hair and eyes. Gordon is about 5 feet 7 inches tall and 140 pounds with dark hair and eyes. They are known to frequent Davenport, southern Lake County and western Orange County, Strickland said.
Those with information about their whereabouts should call Crimeline at 800-423-8477. Tips to Crimeline can be made anonymously and those with information leading to arrests could be eligible for cash rewards.