Deliveryman leads authorities to Ga. rape victim

Friday, May 29, 2009 10:04 AM
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SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. - An alert deliveryman spotted a woman tied up inside a remote cabin in Tennessee's Smoky Mountains while dropping off a pizza, and police said his call to police helped rescue the kidnapping and rape victim.

Sevier County deputies freed the 24-year-old woman Tuesday evening after getting an emergency call from deliveryman Chris Turner. They arrested David J. Jansen, 46, of Snellville, Ga., on charges of aggravated kidnapping and rape, Sheriff Ron Seals said.

The woman told authorities she was jogging near her home about 11:50 a.m. Tuesday when Jansen, whom she knew, asked her to see his new car. She got into the vehicle, which turned out to be a rental.

She told police she was tied up, driven more than 200 miles to the cabin in Tennessee and raped. Later, the suspect ordered takeout. The Associated Press does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault.

Turner said he pulled up to the cabin with the pizza around 8 p.m.

"When I knocked on the door and handed the guy my credit card slip to get him to sign it, there happened to be a young lady (who) popped over the back of the couch and showed me that her hands were bound together," Turner told WBIR-TV. "(She) was mouthing to me, 'Please call 911.'"

The deliveryman returned to his van, wrote down the suspect's tag number and called police from a neighbor's house.

Deputies arrived, found the victim tied up on the couch and arrested Jansen. They took the woman to a hospital.

"We feel like she was in very imminent danger based on what investigators saw and evidence found at the scene," Capt. Jeff McCarter told The Mountain Press newspaper. McCarter didn't immediately return calls from The Associated Press.

Jansen was being held on $800,000 bond. Phone calls to a listing for a 46-year-old David J. Jansen in Snellville were not returned Friday.

Turner said the victim and her husband came by the pizza shop the day after the abduction. "She just wanted me to know she was OK and everything," he said. "And that they were thankful for what I did and all that."

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storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 05/29/09 - 12:03 pm
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This idiot needs to be bound

This idiot needs to be bound and raped

treerock
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treerock 05/29/09 - 12:27 pm
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this idiot needs to be raped

this idiot needs to be raped by storiesihaveread.

joeuser
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joeuser 05/29/09 - 12:49 pm
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Treerock, why would you say

Treerock, why would you say something like that? Do you disagree with "storiesihaveread"? I wish we had laws like they had in Saudi Arabia; then there would be FAR fewer rapes and abductions like this. He deserves to have his penis cut off....he really does...and he does NOT deserve to sit in prison or out on bond for 2 years awaiting trial. But word will get out and he will get his in prison...call it the criminal justice system.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 05/29/09 - 01:03 pm
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If it wasn't for that

If it wasn't for that deliveryman, it is likely she never would have been found. Thank God, he got involved and acted on what he saw. He's my hero for today.

treerock
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treerock 05/29/09 - 01:44 pm
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if storiesihaveread wants

if storiesihaveread wants this criminal bound and raped then he should do it. or perhaps you, joeuser, are into that and will volunteer your services? what he did was wrong and i am glad that he was caught. however, i have no desire to inflict pain and suffering just because he did. do you?

sassygalady30
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sassygalady30 05/29/09 - 01:59 pm
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he likes to give pain.why not

he likes to give pain.why not give him some right

Debster
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Debster 05/29/09 - 05:03 pm
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treerock: You must have a

treerock: You must have a rock for a brain to make the comments that you do. Get a life! It's people like you that get on juries and keep folks like this rapist out of jail and in our neighborhoods.

joeuser
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joeuser 05/29/09 - 07:52 pm
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Yes, treerock, I DO think he

Yes, treerock, I DO think he deserves pain and suffering. My God, he kidnapped someone and RAPED them. He DESERVES pain and suffering - lots of it. I agree with Debster that people like you need to throw away jury letters so our neighborhoods will be more safe.

photomom
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photomom 05/29/09 - 09:57 pm
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Yay for the delivery man. On

Yay for the delivery man. On the other hand the man who took this poor girl should get the same torture and then took off this earth.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 05/30/09 - 12:53 am
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Way to go to the Pizza

Way to go to the Pizza Delivery Person - True hero and true American who knows when to GET INVOLVED and TAKES ACTION. As for this criminal thug, there is absolutely no need to inflict pain and suffering on him. He has been arrested and upon conviction, a nice lethal injection until he is dead, without any pain would certainly be appropriate. These violent criminals do not deserve to ever walk the earth again and there is no need to waste our tax dollars incarcerating them - when you commit this type of violent act against another human being, you should loose your right to be a part of our society.

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 05/30/09 - 09:07 am
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treerock you are a flipping

treerock you are a flipping idiot. I am sure if it was somebody you knew like a family member and that happened to them. You can not tell me you would not be out for blood.

WW1949
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WW1949 05/30/09 - 09:48 am
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Violent criminals like that

Violent criminals like that deserve the injection and if it were not for our liberal justice system he would probably get that. So much for treerock. He is in left field with his comments. Bravo for the delivery person.

treerock
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treerock 05/30/09 - 09:51 am
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you bunch of damn

you bunch of damn hypochristians.

treerock
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treerock 05/30/09 - 10:13 am
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storiesihaveread you are a

storiesihaveread you are a flipping sadist. have that on your conscience and explain to your god why you chose to commit the same violent act that you claim to abhor. i did not advocate letting this man go free. i did not say if i was on a jury i would let him go. i merely stated that storiesihaveread should commit what they advocate. how exactly do you debster and joeuser come to the conclusion that i wish for this man to be set free?

storiesihaveread
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storiesihaveread 05/30/09 - 05:21 pm
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LOL treerock I am far from

LOL treerock I am far from being a christian. I still say he should be bound and raped. I am sure that will happen to him in prison. He will be somebody's special friend. I hope he has a lot of special friends. LOL Do your self a favor treerock go back under that rock you crawled out from

obar121250
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obar121250 05/31/09 - 02:57 am
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well, what i have to say is

well, what i have to say is the main person here that should be mention is the victim that this has happened to....for every one to be talking about this poor woman's nightmare that she has been through and try to consider her feelings and let god take care of him in his own way.......which it be his will it be done!! please let this victim (lady)get some peace that she deserves.....she has already lived through this once.....why keep reminding her of this nightmare???? why torture her with you'll biting back and forth.....just let god do his job......for he needs no help!! thank god for you chris(pizzaman)......for you were very brave to get involved and god was guiding you to save this woman's life by using you as a vessel.... for we all need to be praising god for her safe return to her husband......and leave god to do his job!!!!!! god bless you'll!!!!!

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