Cops: Woman abducted, raped in DeKalb and ransomed for Falcons tickets

Newly-released DeKalb County warrants detail a case of rape, which allegedly started with a meeting on a college campus and ended with a violated young woman ransomed for Atlanta Falcons tickets.

Jaylan Martez Wallace, 23, met the victim in a parking lot of Clark Atlanta University before leaving campus and connecting again at a residence in the Lithonia area, the documents say. Wallace, a Lithonia resident, wasn’t a student; the victim is a former student, the university confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The AJC does not identify victims of sexual assault.

Once in the Lithonia area, Wallace kidnapped and carjacked the victim at gunpoint and raped her, also forcing her to have sex with 17-year-old Lithonia resident Xavious Vaughn, according to authorities. Vaughn also didn’t attend the school.

The woman was kept overnight and taken to a library where Falcons tickets were exchanged “for her freedom," the documents say. The warrants don't reveal who delivered the tickets.

The ordeal is believed to have started around 1 p.m. on Aug. 29. Wallace and Vaughn, who were described in a police report as unknown to the victim, weren’t arrested until this week.

Wallace's attorney, Rick Silver, said his investigation is still in the early stages, but: "Mr. Wallace denies committing the offenses for which he has been charged and intends to plead 'Not Guilty.'"
Efforts to reach Vaughn's attorney weren't immediately successful.

It’s not clear how the suspects were identified or how their arrests came about. Wallace’s warrants say police contacted him in September and he promised to come in for an interview. After seven days, he was a still a no-show.

A DeKalb police spokeswoman said she couldn’t provide any further information on the case.

Wallace and Vaughn – who face charges of rape, armed robbery and kidnapping – remained in jail without bond Thursday.

Clark Atlanta University declined to comment.

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