FORMER INMATE INDICTED FOR RAPE AT CHASE BANK IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS
Posted on 2/29/2016
Defendant: Billy Dee Anderson
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Billy Dee Anderson, age 31, for one count of Kidnapping (F-1), and six counts of Rape (F-1), for a total of seven counts, in connection the kidnapping and rape that took place in the downtown Columbus Chase Bank tower located at the intersection of 3rd and Broad Streets on February 19, 2016. While in the bank, Anderson expressed an interest in renting a safe-deposit box, was escorted by the victim to a remote part of the bank, and it is alleged that she was then held against her will and was raped. Anderson had recently been released from prison after serving a 3-1/2 year sentence from a 2012 conviction for abduction and attempted robbery. “If convicted on all charges, Anderson faces in excess of fifty years in prison”, O’Brien stated. Arraignment for Anderson will be set for Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2B at 345 S. High Street.