A South Sound man allegedly raped two teenage girls he met online and an 18-year-old he kidnapped at gunpoint, all in less than six months.
Antoine Joseph Perry, also known as Anthony, has been in the Thurston County Jail since December in connection with one of the attacks. Pierce County prosecutors charged the 27-year-old on Thursday for the other two.
DNA linked Perry to each of the rapes, investigators said. He’s awaiting trial in the Thurston County case, and hasn’t been arraigned for the two in Pierce County.
Charging papers give this account:
The first attack happened June 28, when Perry offered the 18-year-old money to hang out with him as she was walking to a shelter in downtown Tacoma.
The woman said: “I don’t know who you are,” to which he replied: “I’m JP,” then showed a gun and ordered her into his vehicle.
He offered to take her out to eat, but then said he was a real estate agent and made stops at four or five houses. Each time he got out, he put the gun in his pocket and told her he was going to keep her in sight.
Eventually he brought her to an apartment complex, where he said he had to feed his cousin’s cat. He told her to come in and use the bathroom, and attacked her when they got inside.
She told him to stop and tried to fight him off, but Perry reminded her he had the gun and raped her. Then they returned to the vehicle, and she asked if they could still get food.
He ended up leaving her at a chain restaurant on Hosmer Street, where she got help.
Several months later, a 15-year-old girl in Tacoma called 911, and told dispatchers someone she met on SnapChat had raped her. The man’s user name was FreeGameAP, and they’d been talking online for about four months, she said.
Authorities say the attack happened when the girl and Perry met in person for the first time Nov. 4, after he offered to bring her something to eat.
Perry showed up at her house in the middle of the night with fast food, and they sat in his car and talked.
Then he started to touch her inappropriately, and she tried to leave. He told her not to, and she got back inside.
She thought he had a weapon and worried he would hurt her if she didn’t cooperate, she told police, because he patted his waist band and reached under the seat.
Perry told her to take off her pants, and choked her when she refused. Then he raped her, and choked her each time she asked him to stop.
“I’m running this,” he said.
He started to drive off with her afterward, but let her out when she screamed. When he left, she called 911 and tried to look Perry up on Snapchat. But he’d already blocked her.
The third rape happened in Olympia later that month, when authorities say Perry attacked another 15-year-old girl he met on social media.
He picked her up from a home where her friend was babysitting Nov. 26, and they went to a convenience store to get a cigar. He wanted to use it to smoke marijuana, but the girl refused, and asked him to take her back to her friend.
He pulled over on the way to “look for his phone,” and she got out of the car to help him look. He came up behind her, pushed her back into the car, and then choked and raped her as she pleaded with him to stop.
Thurston County prosecutors charged Perry with two counts of second-degree rape, two counts of third-degree child rape, first-degree kidnapping with sexual motivation and second-degree assault with sexual motivation.
His trial for the charges is set for July.
His Pierce County charges include first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping with sexual motivation, second-degree rape, and second-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment — both with sexual motivation.
Arraignments for the Pierce County cases haven’t yet been scheduled, and those court records did not list an attorney for him.