Man charged with refusing to pay hooker, forcing sex


By J Swygart - jswygart@limanews.com



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LIMA — A Lima man who police say hired a prostitute, refused to pay her then held her against her will and forced her to have sex with him anyway was arraigned Friday in an Allen County courtroom.

David Harris, 51, entered pleas of not guilty to three counts of rape, first-degree felonies; one count of robbery, a second-degree felony, and one count of kidnapping, a first-degree felony.

The indictments allege that on Jan. 1 Harris either by force or by threat of force removed a female over the age of 18 or restrained her liberty for the purpose of sexual activity and did by force or threat of force cause her to engage in that sexual activity.

According to court documents, a female from the Toledo area who was advertising sex for hire on the internet agreed to meet Harris on Jan. 1 at a residence in the 200 block of North McDonel Street in Lima to engage in sex acts for the fee of $500.

When the woman arrived, Harris refused to give her any money but still attempted to have sex with her, court records show. The female refused, and Harris threatened to assault the woman and, after she picked up her phone and began to make a call, he slapped her and threatened to get a gun and shoot her.

Afraid she would be killed, the woman reportedly got on the bed and allowed Harris to engage in sexual acts with her, according to court records. Neighbors heard the assault taking place and knocked on the door of the home. The victim was able to flee at that point and called police.

Harris allegedly admitted he held the woman against her will and had sex with her.

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By J Swygart

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