Police: Ephrata man raped, kidnapped pregnant woman

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Police say that an Ephrata man forced a pregnant woman into his car and told her he was "driving to a field to kill her" before taking her to his home where he raped her.

Jordan Kellander, 24 of Ephrata, forced the victim into his 1999 Lincoln Continental at gunpoint around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday night, according to police.

Kellander forced the victim into the backseat of his car and then turned on the child locks so she could not escape, according to the affidavit.

The victim told police that Kellander first told her that the was "driving to a field to kill her" then he told her he was taking her to his house, according to the affidavit.

While driving through Stevens Kellander fired one shot out of the car, according to the affidavit. Upon entering Ephrata Kellander forced the victim to drive, according to the affidavit.

Once at his home in Ephrata Kellander demanded sex from the victim who "was afraid to say no and felt she had no choice but to comply," according to the affidavit.

Kellander pointed the gun at the victim multiple times and put the muzzle to her forehead, as well as punching her in the face, according to the affidavit. He then told the victim that he would "have to kill her now so no one could see that he hit her," according to the affidavit.

Police responded to Kellander's home after a call for a domestic disturbance around 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, where the victim was able to flee and tell police about the incident.

The Ruger semi auto was loaded and above the kitchen cabinets when police entered the home, according to the affidavit.

The victim told police that she is 7 weeks pregnant.

Kellander was charged with kidnapping, persons not to possess a firearm, rape, simple assault, terroristic threats and unlawful restraint. He was taken to Lancaster County Prison but was unable to post bail.

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