Man accused of sex crimes at CPCC, near UNCC charged with rape

- A man accused of groping two women at Central Piedmont Community College is now facing rape charges in connection to a separate case in the University area.

David Keith Kenney, 29, was arrested Friday night on Education Way in the University area after a person called 911 about a suspicious man in the area. 

Kenney is charged with sexual battery and trespassing in relation to the incidents at CPCC.

On Monday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said they had obtained warrants for Rape, Attempted Rape, 1st degree kidnapping, and four counts of sexual offense against Kenney. The charges are in connection to a sexual assault that occurred in the 9800 block of Campus Walk Lane.  

CMPD listed the incidents below:

•    At approximately 7:18 p.m., University City Division Officers responded to the Rite Aid, located at 8532 University City Boulevard in reference to a sexual battery.  Upon arrival the caller stated that a male suspect had groped a female victim before fleeing the scene.  (CMPD report number 20180309-1918-00)

•    At approximately 8:34 p.m., officers with the University City Division responded to 8650 University City Boulevard in reference to a sexual battery call for service.  The victim advised that she was outside of the business when an unknown male approached her and groped her.  The male left the scene on foot prior to officers arrival.  (CMPD report number 20180309-2034-06)

•    A short time later, at 9:05 p.m., officers responded to 9010 University City Boulevard in reference to another sexual battery call for service, where the suspect matched the description of the previous call.  The victim stated that a male suspect groped her and then fled the scene.  (CMPD report number 2018-0309-2105-02)

•    Almost two hours later, at approximately 10:59 p.m., University City Division Officers responded to the 9800 block of Campus Walk Lane in reference to a check the welfare call for service.  Upon arrival, officers located a female who stated that she was sexually assaulted by a male suspect near the 9700 block of Mary Alexander Road.  The suspect fled the scene on foot.  (CMPD report number 2018-0309-2259-01)

UNC Charlotte issued an advisory to students about the arrest. 

Anyone with further information on any of the cases is asked to contact 911 or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600

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