Man accused of raping former roommate in West Ashley

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Charleston Police have charged a man after he allegedly raped his former roommate.

Thaddeus Charles Reese is charged with criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping and criminal domestic violence.

According to a police affidavit, Reese and the victim had dinner at the victim's apartment along Mary Ader Ave. in West Ashley on Thursday night.

Reese then allegedly forced himself onto the victim with a steak knife and raped her.  When she tried to escape, the report alleges Reese strangled her until she lost consciousness.  Charleston Police say the kidnapping charge was filed because Reese confined the victim to her bedroom and bathroom and did not allow her to leave or call for help.

Reese and victim had previously lived together for five years, according to the report.

His total bond has been set at $250,000.

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