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Arrest made in sexual assault, kidnapping in southeast Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE – A 21-year-old man was arrested early Wednesday morning after police say he sexually assaulted a woman and kidnapped her from her home Tuesay in southeast Charlotte.

Police say Daven Teeter attacked a woman in her home on Mission Hills Road then drove her to an ATM and forced her to withdraw money. The police report shows the woman's 8-year-old daughter was also in the car at the time.

They were both later released near Beatties Ford Road, where the mother called 911.

Police say the little girl was not hurt but it's not clear whether or not she saw her mother being attacked. The woman was treated and released from the hospital.

"Obviously, just the event of being taken from your home and having your mother assaulted in this matter is traumatic, but she was very helpful in the investigation, I can tell you that," said Capt. Mike Smathers, of CMPD's robbery and sexual assault unit.

Teeter faces a long list of charges, including rape, kidnapping and armed robbery, but News 14 discovered that he already has a lengthy record. He's been arrested seven times since 2009 but for charges far less serious.

Police say a similar crime happened on the same street in April 2010; a woman was held up at knifepoint, raped and robbed with a child in the house. One neighbor told News 14 Carolina she believed it was the same house as this latest crime.

Police never made any arrests in the case but are working to see if Teeter was involved.

"He's not been charged in that April of 2010 incident, but obviously we're going to be looking at that and any other open case that might relate to Mr. Teeter," Smathers said.

Investigators say they don't know Teeter's motive, whether it was a crime of opportuntiy or a targeted attack.

Teeter is due in court Thursday afternoon for his first appearance.

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