A Port Chester man who allegedly kidnapped and raped a Greenwich teenager he was dating is now facing a number of charges in New York for the August 15 assault, police said.
Greenwich Police are currently investigating the incident and may levy charges of their own in the near future.
Johanny Chavez, 26, is currently being held in Port Chester on charges of second-degree kidnapping, first-degree rape, first-degree criminal sexual act and second-degree strangulation. All the charges are felonies in the state of New York, said Port Chester Police Chief Richard Conway.
According to Greenwich Police, Chavez and the 19-year-old victim had been arguing through texts and on the phone over the course of Friday, August 15. At some point, Chavez arrived at the victim’s Riverside residence, assaulted her and then abducted her from her home. She was taken to Port Chester, according to Port Chester Police.
The victim later reported the incident to Greenwich officers on Sunday, August 17, who in turn informed the authorities in Port Chester.
Port Chester officers reportedly arrested Chavez at his home without incident later that afternoon and, following consultation with a District Attorney, charged him.
“The investigation is ongoing,” said Lt. Kraig Gray of the Greenwich Police Department in a written statement, “no further details will be released until the conclusion of the investigation or the arrest of the suspect for Connecticut charges.”