FREMONT--A Fremont man police say kidnapped a 16-year-old girl at knifepoint and forced her to drive to a secluded area where he planned to rape her told police that he stumbled into the girl's car on accident and was only trying to get out, court documents show.
Aron Kumar Roy, 23, appeared Wednesday at the Fremont Hall of Justice to be arraigned on charges of felony kidnapping with intent to commit rape, second-degree robbery and cocaine possession.
"Aron is a productive young man. He comes from a good family, and he's a college graduate," Roy's attorney, Demetrius Costy said outside the courthouse. "The incident he is charged with is completely out of his character."
Roy's family declined to comment on the charges.
The teenager told police that Roy rose screaming from her back seat Monday as she was pulling out of the Lucky's store parking lot about 7:05 a.m., and that he held a knife to her arm and demanded she drive to a remote area near Isherwood Way and Chaplin Drive.
In addition to giving the girl turn-by-turn instructions toward the remote spot, the complaint alleges that Roy asked the girl if she was a virgin, took her cellphone and ordered her to take off her clothes after she had parked the car.
The girl quickly unfastened her seat belt and bolted away from the area near the Alameda County Creek and into the nearby neighborhood, seeking refuge from a resident on Dominici Drive who locked the doors and called police.
While the girl was physically unharmed, police said they found her "extremely upset ... crying and shaking."
Investigators found two fingerprints on the car's left rear passenger door that matched Roy's, police said. Police tracked his cellphone, finding that he had arrived at the parking lot of the Lucky's store in the Brookdale Shopping Center about 6:25 a.m., and stayed there until 6:55 a.m.
At 7:01 a.m., the phone pinged off a tower near the location where the teen had parked her car and reportedly been asked to take her clothes off.
Police arrested Roy at the Dublin Best Buy, store where he worked as a salesperson and served a search warrant on his Fremont home. Inside his room, police found a Viagra pill and multiple condoms inside a gray headed sweatshirt Roy was reportedly wearing during the attack, cocaine in his wallet and a laptop computer with a search history that included the terms "rape, sleep, porn," the complaint alleges.
While scanning the man's cellphone, police also found pornographic videos downloaded on June 7 of actors performing violent rape scenarios.
While talking to investigators, Roy admitted he was at the Lucky's store Monday morning but said he simply got into the wrong car by accident and lay down in the back seat. The man said that when the girl drove away, he sat up from the back seat and "freaked out" when she screamed.
Roy denied forcing the girl to drive anywhere and said he told her where to make turns so she could let him out of the car. He admitted that during the course of the drive he asked her how old she was and "may have muttered something to the effect that she is probably a virgin."
The girl identified Roy's voice as that of her attacker after his arrest and said his sweatshirt matched the one she saw. Roy maintains the entire incident was "an accident," and admitted to having in his possession cocaine and porn he described as "rough sex."
"He has no history of violence or sexual assault," Costy said. "The only reason his fingerprints came up is he has two misdemeanor DUIs."
Roy will appear in court again on July 7 to enter a plea to the charges. He is being held without bail in Fremont Jail.
Police said Tuesday that Roy is not a suspect in any other known sexual assaults but that he may have come into contact with people who have not reported incidents. Anyone with information about Roy is asked to call police at 510-790-6912 or the anonymous tip line at 510-494-4856.