A Berea man is charged with kidnapping and rape after he allegedly assaulted an ex-girlfriend, Kentucky State Police.
Geraldo Ortiz Jr., 29, is also charged with first-degree assault and a misdemeanor assault, state police said in a release.
The woman was leaving her home in Estill County to go to work at 4 p.m. Monday when Ortiz grabbed her from behind, police said. She was stabbed several times and then forced into a vehicle.
Ortiz drove the woman to a rural part of Madison County and raped her, then took her to his home in Berea, police said. While there, the woman was able to call 911.
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Ortiz fled on foot upon learning that his ex-girlfriend had called police. He was located by Berea police a short time later.
The woman, whom police did not identify, was treated at St. Joseph-Berea for non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Kentucky State Police were called to investigate because the alleged crimes occurred in multiple jurisdictions.
Ortiz was taken to the Madison County Detention Center.