Police say a man accused of raping a 13-year-old was taken into custody after he attempted to kidnap the child from her home last week.
Travis Ingram, 30, was reported to authorities in December 2015 for having “inappropriate contact with a 13-year-old female,” according to a spokesperson for the Mobile Police Department.
Police were investigating those allegations when Ingram showed up at the victim’s home last Tuesday for what appears to have been a failed kidnapping.According to police, Ingram arrived on Feb. 16 at a residence shared by the victim and the adult who reported the alleged rape. He was armed with a handgun and, according to police, demanded to speak with the victim.
The police were notified but as they arrived on the scene, Ingram escaped on foot. That’s when police discovered handcuffs, duct tape, a length of rope and gloves in his vehicle.
After a brief investigation, police later located Ingram at the Deuel Drug Store on Springhill Avenue near Interstate 65.
Ingram has been charged with first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree sodomy and first-degree rape — crimes alleged to have occurred in December.
Pursuant to the incident last week, Ingram’s charges also include attempted kidnapping, intimidating a witness and possession of a controlled substance.
He has a few previous criminal charges but most are minor, including third-degree domestic violence and simple possession of marijuana.
As of Tuesday, Feb. 23, Ingram was still in custody at the Mobile Metro Jail.
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