Man thought to be good Samaritan may face sexual assault charges

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RAYTOWN, Mo. — A 41-year-old man could face charges of sexual assault after Raytown police arrested him for what a woman said he did to her after he offered to help her when her car broke down.

The 24-year-old woman says she was having car trouble on I-435 near 63rd Street on Monday morning.  The man stopped to help and offered her a ride. That's when police said he stopped by the QuikTrip on 63rd Street and went inside for a few minutes. Then, the woman told police the man drove her to a parking lot in the area of 63rd Street and Blue Ridge Boulevard and raped and sodomized her. It happened about a mile from where she was first picked up by him.

People who frequent the area said they were disturbed to learn of the incident.

"I am really shocked by it, it kind of scares me actually," said Jayme Scharp.

The woman said after the man groped her and sexually assaulted her, he drove her back to her car. The man from Kansas City, Kansas man, was located and taken into custody but police said he was later released while they continue the investigation.

The investigation was continuing and charges have not been filed.