Alleged Rapist to Witnesses: "That's My Baby-Mama, She Fine"
When confronted by two women as he had sex in his car, Christopher Nader Shahin told them that the girl involved was his "baby mama" and that "she fine."
Turns out, the girl wasn't his "baby mama;" she was a 14-year-old he'd just kidnapped from a grocery store, and she wasn't "fine." He was raping her.
According to court documents obtained by New Times, about 4:30 p.m. Friday, two women noticed a white Infiniti sedan parked in a cul-de-sac in the 16400 block of West Mesquite Drive in Goodyear. The women noticed what appeared to be a struggle between two people in the back seat.
One of the women approached the car and found Shahin and the victim -- who was crying -- and asked if everything was all right. Shahin told her the above, and then drove off -- but not before the women wrote down his license-plate number.
Less than 10 minutes later, Goodyear police received a call from a man saying his daughter was just dropped off at his house and that she had been raped.
The girl, the man told police, had been kidnapped from a Fry's grocery store earlier in the day. She was then raped in her kidnapper's car, dropped off at a school, and picked up by an unidentified military servicewoman who drove her home.
The Fry's from which the girl was kidnapped just happened to be about an eighth of a mile from the cul-de-sac where Shahin was seen parked.
Police managed to track the owner of the Infiniti to an address in Tempe. When police checked the address, they found Shahin backing out of the driveway in the suspect vehicle. An officer approached the car, and Shahin sped away, grazing the officer.
The next morning, police bumped into a man named Quentin Crawford near Shahin's home, who aside from "incidentally" having a 9-millimeter, semi-automatic pistol on him, told police he'd picked Shahin up about 1:30 a.m. -- just hours after he'd escaped from a police officer.
Shahin, Crawford told police, was crying when he picked him up. He said Shahin had told him he'd run from someone wearing a vest and holding a gun and that he'd had sex with someone
in the west Valley before two women chased him in his car.
Shahin was located and arrested. He was identified in a photo lineup by the victim as the man who'd assaulted her. He's been charged with one count each of child molestation, sexual assault, kidnapping, aggravated assault on a police officer, and sexual conduct with a minor. He's being held without bail.
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