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Woman kidnapped from Kroger, sexually assaulted at abandoned church

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Source: Timothy Wilson, 28, has been charged with rape, aggravated sodomy, false imprisonment and aggravated assault against a police officer. Source: APD Source: Timothy Wilson, 28, has been charged with rape, aggravated sodomy, false imprisonment and aggravated assault against a police officer. Source: APD
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Source: City of Carrollton Police Source: City of Carrollton Police
ATLANTA (CBS46) -

Some metro Atlanta Kroger customers expressed deep concern after Carrollton police released surveillance video showing a woman kidnapped at knife point outside the store around 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

“I don’t want to blame her, but I just think that once they have you in your car and you leave, you’re at their mercy,” Kroger customer Misty Doxey said.

The suspect, later identified as 28-year-old Timothy Wilson, forced his way into the woman’s car and then took her to an abandoned church off I-20 and Hamilton E. Holmes Drive in Atlanta, where police say it appears she was sexually assaulted.

“That is troubling, that’s why we moved out here to get away from that stuff,” Kroger customer Jaime Turner said.

After the alleged assault, investigators said Wilson drove the victim about 12 miles to the Ansley North Apartments on Monroe Drive in the city, where she was able to text family and friends who contacted police.

“As a female, now I think that you have to be cautious anyway in that you always have to check your surroundings just because of the world we live in. I don’t know, I’m so sorry that happened to her. I pray for her family,” Kroger customer Kristian Troxler said.

Once Atlanta police arrived, they say Wilson ditched the car and took off running.

“They were like stop, stop, and the car just went straight into the patrol car and just banged right straight into it,” Ansley North resident Tanja Cash said.

Wilson has been charged by Atlanta Police with rape, aggravated sodomy, false imprisonment, and aggravated assault against a police officer. Carrollton Police placed additional charges on him of kidnapping, hijacking or a motor vehicle, and aggravated assault.

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