Vancouver man held, charged with rape, abduction

Alleged victim said she'd tried to end affair

By Paris Achen, Columbian courts reporter

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A 34-year-old Vancouver man appeared Tuesday in Clark County Superior Court on accusations he abducted, imprisoned and raped his married ex-lover after she broke up with him.

Tony M. King was held on $200,000 bail and will face charges of first-degree kidnapping, first-degree assault and first-degree rape at his arraignment at 1:30 p.m. March 1. Clark County Judge David Gregerson appointed attorney Mike Foister to defend him.

The 31-year-old victim told Vancouver police that she had been having an extramarital affair with King but had been avoiding him for several weeks, according to court records.

While she was at his home at 10307 N.E. 119th St. on Friday, he indicated he was upset that she had cut off contact with him and refused to leave her husband, records state.

He allegedly used duct tape to bind her wrists and ankles and to gag her. When she resisted, he allegedly slammed her down to gain control over her, the records state. She managed to get out of the bindings, but King allegedly squirted a liquid chemical in her right eye to prevent her from escaping, the records state.

He is accused of raping her three times while she was held captive in his farm-style house.

Early Saturday, he took her to a pharmacy to purchase first-aid items for her injured eye, according to records. While inside, she asked several people to help her, records show. King allegedly attempted to flee on foot. Vancouver police apprehended him near 24th and H streets by Arnada Park.

Accusations denied

King denied the accusations and claimed that the duct tape was part of a consensual sexual adventure, according to court records.

The victim told police he had repeatedly threatened her with a knife and a gun before the incident, had broken into her home and had threatened to kill her, her husband, her family and himself, according to court records.

King has a criminal record that began in 1996 and includes multiple domestic violence convictions.

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