A Lake Charles man was indicted on one count each of first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping by a grand jury Thursday.
Orlando Demond Morris Charles, 32, was arrested on Oct. 23 and charged with first-degree rape and second-degree kidnapping.
LCPD Deputy Chief Mark Kraus said the department responded to the incident at 5:21 a.m. in the 600 block of Boston Alley, in reference to a sexual assault.
The victim was on the way to work when Charles approached from behind with a weapon and forced the victim to a vacant lot, where the victim was sexually assaulted. Charles then fled the area and officers chased and apprehended him at the intersection of Boston Alley and Mill Street.