A Seymour man is facing charges, including rape, following a stand-off at his home on Monday. WDRB television in Louisiville is reporting that a Jackson County Sheriff’s Department deputy was dispatched to the home of 46-year-old Alan Karenke after someone reported that a rape was occurring there.
The report says that when the deputy knocked on the door, Karenke came to the door in a bath robe and asked what the deputy wanted. When the deputy told Karenke about the allegations and asked to be allowed inside, Karenke allegedly cursed at him, told the deputy that he needed a warrant and went back inside.
According to the affidavit obtained by WDRB, the deputy wrote: “Due to the circumstances of a possible rape that had occurred, I went to the front in an attempt to try and gain entry,” the deputy wrote in the probable cause affidavit. “As I was coming around the house, I observed on the far northwest side of the house, a female with blonde hair had her head out of the window.”
“I asked her if she was okay, and I observed her look back at the door in the room,” the deputy wrote. “And at this time, I grabbed her out of the window and brought her back to my patrol car in the driveway.”
According to the station, authorities say the alleged victim is 18-years-old. The woman reportedly told authorities that she had awoken that night to find Karenke performing a sex act on her. The teen reportedly said that, after the alleged assault, she tried to leave, but was trapped by Karenke.
Once authorities learned that there were three children in the house with Karenke, they reportedly tried negotiating with the man to get him to allow them outside. Police say that when he refused, the Special Operations Response Team (SORT) was called to the scene. Once the team entered the home, they subdued and arrested Karenke on preliminary charges of Rape, Criminal Confinement and Resisting Law Enforcement. The children were found to be unharmed.
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