AKRON, Ohio — A South Carolina man was convicted by a federal jury in Akron after he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman from Hudson, according to a release from the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
Anthony Ingram, 32, was driving in Michigan when he lured a Hudson woman into his commercial semi-truck by offering her a ride to Indiana, the release states. Instead he drove the woman in the opposite direction toward Michigan.
When the woman discovered that Ingram wasn’t driving her toward Indiana, he promised her that she would be taken to Indiana after he delivered a shipment to Maryland, the U.S. Attorney's office stated.
According to authorities, Ingram pulled his semi-truck off the side of the turnpike in Hudson and sexually assaulted her while threatening her with a weapon.
The woman then convinced Ingram to stop at a truck stop in Lima, where she escaped and called 911 from a restaurant, the release states.
Ingram fled the scene before authorities arrived, officials said. GPS records indicated that he stopped 15 miles down the road. The woman’s clothing and cell phone were discarded next to the turnpike location he stopped at.
“This man is looking at decades in prison, which is exactly where he belongs,” said U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman in the news release.
Ingram is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 27.