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Fitchburg man faces charges he kidnapped three women
By Globe Staff
A 30-year-old Fitchburg man is facing a number of charges after he was accused of kidnapping three young women late Wednesday night outside a Fitchburg home.
Jquan L. Durham was arrested after the car he was riding in with the women was stopped by State Police on Route 2 West in Acton.
Fitchburg police notified State Police at about 10:40 p.m. that they had received a cellphone call from one of the women in the car, who said she and two other women had been carjacked, assaulted, and kidnapped. The caller provided Fitchburg police with a description of the vehicle and the direction it was traveling.
When troopers stopped the gray Kia Sephia, they found Durham sitting in the rear seat, State Police said in a statement.
State Police charged Durham with three counts of assault and battery, six counts of threats to commit a crime, and resisting arrest. Fitchburg police charged him with kidnapping, carjacking, intimidating a witness, assault with a dangerous weapon, assault to commit a felony, assault to rape, and assault and battery.