A 27-year-old Renton man was charged Friday with first-degree kidnapping and was accused of drugging a 17-year-old girl and taking her to a Kent apartment, where one of his friends allegedly raped her, according to King County prosecutors.
Lamont Watts Jr. was booked Sunday into King County Jail, where he is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail, jail records show. Arrest details were not immediately known.
Two other men, including the girl’s rapist, are being sought by police, according to charging documents filed in Watts’ case.
Watts is under investigation for allegedly prostituting the girl, who reported him to police after she was forced into commercial sex by Watts from October to December, according to court documents.
The girl’s mother called 911 about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday after receiving text messages from her daughter indicating the girl needed help, but the mother didn’t know where she was, the charges state.
The girl returned home almost seven hours later and her mother took her to Valley Medical Center for a rape exam and called police, according to charging papers.
The girl told Kent police that she agreed to meet Watts at a park near her house at midnight. She said when she arrived, Watts began yelling at her for reporting him to police, the charges state.
The girl said two men approached her from behind and ordered her into a vehicle. When she refused, one man lifted his shirt and showed her a handgun stuffed into his waistband, charging papers state.
The girl said she was forced to drink from a water bottle, became dizzy and passed out, and later awoke on the floor of an unfurnished apartment, the charges state.
Watts came into the room to talk to the girl and kicked her in the ribs, according to the charges. He left. Later, a second man came into the room and raped the girl, state the charges.
The girl eventually opened the bedroom door, saw the two men smoking on the rear balcony and escaped, leaving her shoes behind, charging papers state.
She dropped her cellphone in a stairwell and ran barefoot to her home, where she told her mother what happened, state the charges.