Man indicted in rape, kidnapping and robbery of UT-Arlington student
Arlington, TX - A Tarrant County jury indicted the man accused of kidnapping and raping a University of Texas at Arlington student at gunpoint in June. Joel Engobo Mambe, 20, had a gun and some of the victim's property on him when police arrested him June 21, Arlington police Chief Will Johnson said.
The UT-Arlington student was in her apartment's unlit parking lot around 3 a.m. June 20 when a man pointed a gun at her and demanded money, police said. He then forced her back into her car and made her drive him to an ATM and a convenience store to use her debit card.
Between stops, he directed her to an east Arlington apartment complex, where he raped her.
The man drove her to another apartment building and ran off with her cellphone, she said.
Membe was indicted on one count each of aggravated sexual assault, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery in connection with the case. He also faces unrelated charges of drug possession and theft, as well as two outstanding warrants from Grand Prairie.
He remained in the Tarrant County jail Wednesday, with bail set at $152,776.
Source: Dallas Morning News