MAN SENTENCED TO 40 YEARS IN PRISON FOR RAPE AT CHASE BANK IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS
Posted on 4/18/2017
Defendant: Billy Dee Anderson
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Billy Dee Anderson was sentenced today to forty years in prison 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, where she was then held against her will and was raped. Last month, Anderson pled guilty to one count of kidnapping and three counts of rape, all first-degree felonies. Anderson had been released from prison just days before this incident, after serving a 3-1/2 year sentence from a 2012 conviction for abduction and attempted robbery. “Anderson has been classified as a Tier III sex offender and will be required to register every 90 days for life once he is out of prison,” O’Brien stated.