Suspected Rapist Faces New Allegations

A man police are calling a serial rapist was back in court on Monday facing a growing list of allegations against him. Twenty-seven-year-old Christopher Ennis is jailed on $3 million bond.

Ennis said little as he went back in front of a judge for the third time in the past week.

He's been charged with Attempted Sexual Assault but investigators say they believe he's linked to five victims.

A woman named Jaahlay brings a voice to this case that we don't often hear. She is a rape victim who wasn't going to be shamed by an assailant.

"This is what I came forward for," she said. "Let's not let it happen again."

She is telling her story of being strangled, dragged to a secluded area and assaulted.

"If I didn't fight back, I was dead," she said. "I was a goner."

She bit her attacker on his arm and while she didn't see the man's face, she saw his car and that information was critical to the police investigation.

Jaahlay's keen eye for cars goes back to a game she would play with her brothers on family road trips. They competed to name the passing cars.

"We used to travel with my father and pick out cars. It was a game to us. Like some people play Slug Bug, we'd pick out names of the cars. Just for fun. And I got better and better," she said. And then there was the clincher. "It didn't hurt that my own uncle has a Grand Am just like his."

Jaahlay described a gold Grand Am to police, right down to the In-Transit tags and the location where it had been purchased.

Then came the science. DNA was tested and investigators say that's linking Ennis to four assaults.

The attacks under investigation all happened in a concentrated area.

  • August, 2012 - 24th and Wirt
  • Three Days Later - 26th and Binney
  • Three Months Later - 27th and Binney
  • September, 2013 - 27th and Wirt

Jaahlay says she plans to be in court to see justice done every step of the way.

"It was the worst feeling in the world," she said. "And now you girls made it better for me because he's got a long train a coming."


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