Suspect claims consensual sex, not kidnapping and rape in Sevier Co.

Suspect claims consensual sex, not kidnapping and rape in Sevier Co.

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By KRISTYN CADDELL
6 News Reporter 

GATLINBURG (WATE) -- A Georgia man arrested in Sevier County on charges of kidnapping and raping a woman tells Atlanta investigators he had consensual sex with her.

Investigators say David Jansen, 46, kidnapped a 24-year-old woman while she was jogging in her Atlanta neighborhood and drove her to a rental cabin at Stony Brook Chalets on Donna Allen Way near Gatlinburg. That's where he allegedly raped her.

But Jansen tells investigators he was a client of the woman's at a club her husband owns in Atlanta.

The Sevier County Sheriff's Department incident report says Jansen claims he and the woman were on a romantic getaway from their spouses and they found bondage arousing.

Jansen also says the woman asked to be tied up as part of a plan they agreed to previously.

Pizza delivery man Chris Turner saw the woman tied with rope on a couch at the cabin and said she mouthed for him to call 911. He went to a neighbor's and had them make the call.

When officers arrived, the woman was still tied on the couch. She was taken to a hospital.

Apparently, the woman initially agreed with the story, but once she and Jansen were separated by investigators, she said she was being held against her will.

"I couldn't believe it. This is Gatlinburg. We don't have that kind of stuff here. That happens in big cities and happens to other people, not to us," says Pam Hill, owner of Stony Brook Chalets.

Jansen is charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated rape. He's been released on an $800,000 bond.

The investigation continues.

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