FORMER INMATE PLEADS GUILTY TO RAPE OF CHASE BANK EMPLOYEE AT DOWNTOWN OFFICE
Posted on 3/14/2017
Defendant: Billy Dee Anderson
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that Billy Dee Anderson, age 31, plead Guilty to one count of Kidnapping (F-1), and three counts of Rape (F-1), for a total of four counts, in connection to 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 lower level of the bank, and then held against her will and she was repeatedly 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. “Anderson faces a maximum sentence of 44 years in prison when he is sentenced on April 18,” O’Brien stated. Chase Bank has since closed the safe-deposit area of the downtown bank which was located in a remote area in the lower level of the bank.