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Man accused of rape, unlawful imprisonment represents himself in court

Spokane police arrested 33-year-old Opeyemi Ekundayo for two counts of second degree rape, indecent liberties and unlawful imprisonment with sexual motivation. One of his victims was 16-years-old.

Court documents in that case say that the victim told police officers that on May 11 she and a friend approached  “a black male” in a downtown parking lot to ask for a cigarette. She lives full time at Crosswalk shelter.

The conversation changed from cigarettes to cell-phones. Documents indicate the victim said she wanted a new phone, so the man said he would swap phones with her. He asked her to come to his car, a red Oldsmobile Bravada, to discuss the sale.

The victim told police she insisted on sitting in the back of the car. The man drove for a while, then parked and got in the back of the car with the teenager.

He then began to touch her, and she asked him to stop. She says she tried multiple times to get out of the car, but the man prevented her from doing so.  She says she told him: "Do you know what you're doing, I'm 16, I'm not comfortable, and leave me alone."

The man did not. The victim says he gave her a drink that made her sleepy, and then raped her. 

Documents say the rape occurred around 10:00 p.m on May 11.  Between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. that evening, SPD received a service call for the South Side sports complex.

A man in a red Oldsmobile Bravada was approaching children even taking one girl's ball and playing with it.
The caller gave police the man's license plate number- the car was registered to 33-year-old Opeyemi Ekundayo.
That information led police to show the rape victim a photo montage, in which she identified her attacker as Ekundayo.

The court documents also say Ekundayo is a “frequent offender, frequently listed on SPD crime bulletins,” though the prosecutor in court for his first appearance told KXLY on Friday that he has no prior convictions in Washington state.  

Ekundayo represented himself in court Thursday. While arguing for a $500,000 bond, the prosecutor told the judge that a Spokane Police officer said there were worries that Ekundayo could escalate- they feared he was capable of killing someone. 


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