Caitlin Doorbos, Orlando Sentinel, June 28, 2017
Two men are accused of kidnapping and sexually battering a woman last week in Clermont to “teach her a lesson” about dating black men, according to a police report.
Clermont Police are searching for Justin Akeen Fedrick, 27, and Keon Dellshai Gordon, 26, in connection with a rape during the early morning hours of June 22.
The victim said she was “just hanging out with friends” at a home in the 1000 block of Disston Avenue when a friend, Rodney “Coop” Cooper, pushed her inside the home and into a bedroom, according to the report.
That’s when Cooper locked the bedroom door and stood guard, said Clermont Police spokesman Sgt. Shane Strickland.
Fedrick and Gordon are accused of then sexually battering the woman, according to the report.
According to the report, the men told her, “We’re going to teach you a lesson about dating a black man and white [women] don’t mean [expletive] in this town.”
Police arrested Cooper, 32, of Clermont, the following day on a charge of kidnapping.
Police have issued warrants for the arrests of Fedrick and Gordon, Strickland said. Both are considered armed and dangerous, and have histories of violence.