Police investigators say Georgia newlyweds first kidnapped then followed up by raping a woman from Florida in a violent attack while on their honeymoon.
The Miami-Dade Police Department said the 27-year-old victim was leaving from grocery shopping at a Publix supermarket in Hialeah, Florida.
Once she'd packed her groceries into her vehicle, she then reversed her car out of a parking space and was about to pull away from the Publix Supermarket when Rashada Horsley, 32, walked in front of the car and approached the driver side door.
The victim then rolled down her window to see if she could help the woman, assuming she wanted to ask her for something.
Horsley then violently struck the side of her head, knocking her unconscious. She later told police that once she awoke from the violent attack, she had been moved.
She said that Horsley was driving her car when she woke up in the back seat, and that Horsley’s husband, Timothy Lowe, 37, was also inside the back of the car with her.
The victim claimed Horsley began choking her viciously while Lowe punched her in the face multiple times eventually pushing her into the back floor board and holding her down where she couldn't be seen.
She then claims that they drove her to a Motel 6 in Miami, where they used her credit card to rent a room. Horsley made the ill fated mistake of using her Georgia driver’s license to check into the motel, according to the arrest report.
Once they were inside the hotel room, both Lowe and Horsley savagely raped the woman, to the extent of forcing her to perform oral sex on both of them, as well as anal penetration, police said.
The victim states that at some point during the horrific kidnapping and rape, the suspects became distracted, and that she was able to escape the room completely naked, she later told investigators.
Investigators said camera footage shows Lowe and Horsley fled in the woman’s vehicle with her cash and credit cards.
In a bizarre turn in the case just a day later, Lowe and Horsley were both arrested on unrelated charges for public nudity.
The newlywed criminal couple walked into a Walgreens without any clothes on, police said, but didn’t buy anything which caused Walgreens employees to call law enforcement before the duo fled.
Shortly thereafter the two also entered a 7-11 convenience store and were accused of stealing two sodas, also while naked. Police arrived to the scene and they were both charged with indecent exposure, while Horsley was also given a petty theft charge.
Police then were able to connect the demented couple to the woman’s kidnapping, after identifying Horsey from her use of her own identification at the hotel room.
Prosecutors and the the judge noted that they were recently married and on their honeymoon, according to official court documents.
The two suspects now face additional charges of kidnapping, carjacking, grand theft and sexual battery.