Officers say Robert Giles, 27, asked the victim to call her boyfriend so he could hear the assault. Instead of calling her boyfriend, she called 911.
Police say the savvy 911 operator also kept his wits about him.
“It was quick thinking on his behalf," Clayton County police Maj. Joe Woodall said. "In fact, (it) might have saved her life."
Officers say Giles kidnapped the victim from Hapeville and brought her to the closed Starship Novelties and Gifts store on Tara Boulevard around 4 a.m. Monday intending to rape her. That’s when he allegedly asked her to call her boyfriend so he could listen to the assault.
The victim called 911 and told her attacker it was her boyfriend. The 911 operator played along.
“She explained to him what the perpetrator had told her; that he was wanting him to listen while she was being raped,” Woodall said.
The operator tried to talk the attacker out of the assault and sent police. Police quickly arrived and say they arrested Giles in the act.
“They were able to stop it right then and there and snatched him right from the car,” Woodall said.
Giles now faces rape, false imprisonment and obstruction charges. Hapeville police are preparing kidnapping charges against Giles.
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Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
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