Port Chester man accused of kidnapping, rape of Greenwich teen

A Port Chester, N.Y. man is under arrest after allegedly kidnapping and raping  a Greenwich teenager last week.

Johanny Chavez, 26, was arrested on Monday after an incident that police claim took place in Riverside on Friday. Full details of the incident have not been released by either the Greenwich or Port Chester Police Departments and Lt. Kraig Gray, public information officer for the GPD, said on Tuesday that the investigation is continuing.  The initial reports are that Mr. Chavez allegedly kidnapped a young Greenwich woman that he had been in a relationship with and took her to Port Chester.

Mr. Chavez allegedly raped the woman though it’s not clear yet if police believe this happened before or after the kidnapping. He was arrested on Monday without incident.

According to the Port Chester Police Department, Mr. Chavez was charged with first degree rape, second degree kidnapping and second degree strangulation. Additional charges in both New York and Connecticut are also likely to be sought but no further information was immediately available.

Lt. Gray said that on Sunday, the GPD received a domestic violence complaint about the incident, saying it involved a 19-year-old woman.

“The victim had been in a dating relationship with the suspect and they had been arguing via text and phone throughout the day,” Lt. Gray said. “The victim alleged the suspect appeared at the victim’s house to continue the argument. The suspect then assaulted and abducted the victim from a private residence in the Riverside section of Greenwich. The investigation is ongoing. No further details will be released until the conclusion of the investigation or the arrest of the suspect for Connecticut charges.”

The Post will have more information as it becomes available.

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