21 charges for man accused in East Point kidnappings, sexual assaults

The man accused of sexually assaulting three women who were kidnapped from their East Point homes was charged Tuesday with 21 counts related to the string of crimes.

Terry Young’s list of charges include aggravated assault, armed robbery, false imprisonment, kidnapping, hijacking a motor vehicle, sexual battery, burglary and rape, according to police and jail records. Young, 20, was booked Tuesday afternoon into the Fulton County jail after being held at East Point police headquarters since his arrest. He is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday morning.

On Friday, Young was arrested on an outstanding warrant due to a prior alleged theft at a Waffle House, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Police said that day Young was the suspect in the women's assaults. He was formally charged after investigators consulted with the Fulton County District Attorney's Office, Capt. Cliff Chandler said.

On Sept. 4, a teacher was carjacked, pistol-whipped and assaulted before being forced to drive to an ATM, according to police. The woman was able to jump from the moving vehicle and run to safety.

Then, four days later, two more women were the victims of similar crimes, police said.

The women said they were returning home together Sept. 8 around 10 p.m. when a gunman approached them in the parking lot of the complex on Washington Road, got into the back seat of their vehicle and forced them to drive to an ATM along Camp Creek Parkway, according to police. The gunman then made the women drive back to the complex, where he raped both of them, police said.

After the most recent attacks, investigators said the description of the suspect matched that of the previous assault, and police said all three cases were linked. A GBI sketch of the suspect was released, along with video of the suspect inside one victim's townhouse, to help identify the person responsible.

The man claimed he was 23-year-old Antonio Graves, and told the women he was an aspiring singer who felt neglected, according to police. Investigators declined to say how Young was located. But on Friday, Channel 2 Action News reported that Young was found hiding in a hot water heater closet.

Young’s latest arrests violates terms of his probation for a July 2013 arrest on prior charges, jail records showed. On July 9, 2013, he was charged with weapons violations, records showed. He was later sentenced to time served and put on probation.

Young is scheduled to make court appearances at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to a spokeswoman for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.