University of Kansas Sorority Girl Allegedly Kidnapped By Tinder Date and Beaten in His Trailer
A man allegedly held the woman hostage and beat her for 6 days
A University of Kansas sorority member was allegedly kidnapped and beaten by a man she met on Tinder, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by PEOPLE.
The affidavit, filed in the Douglas County District Court, alleges the 20-year-old college student was picked up from her sorority house by Shane Steven Allen, 30, on Tuesday April 12. She did not return to her sorority house until the following Monday, and when she did, she was “severely battered,” according to the affidavit.
She was taken straight to the hospital that Monday, the morning of April 18, with visible bruising to her face, neck, chest, back and legs, according to the affidavit.
According to the affidavit, the woman had spent the night with Allen once prior to April 12.
After Allen picked her up, he allegedly drove her to his trailer. According to the affidavit, she used Allen’s laptop for several hours to do homework, while Allen had two friends over.
After the friends left, Allen allegedly accused the woman of flirting with one of them, after which he allegedly began punching her in the face, the affidavit states. After she fell to the ground, Allen allegedly began kicking and punching her body, the affidavit states.
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The affidavit states that after the alleged beating, she asked Allen to take her home, but Allen allegedly refused and said she “could not go home until the swelling around her eyes was reduced.”
The next morning, Allen allegedly drove her to McDonald’s to get food and on the drive back to his trailer allegedly choked her until she passed out, according to the affidavit.
Messages on Facebook to Tell Her Friends She Was Okay
During the six days Allen allegedly held her hostage, the woman says she was kicked, punched and strangled multiple times.
The woman told police that she was afraid of trying to escape because she believed Allen would kill her. Allen allegedly forced her to use Facebook messenger to contact her friends and tell them she was okay and would be home in a couple days, according to the affidavit.
Allen allegedly threatened to kill himself by putting a knife to his throat before pointing the knife at the woman, causing her to fear for her life, the affidavit states.
The morning of April 18, Allen allegedly agreed to return the woman to her sorority house, provided she would not contact police, the affidavit states.
The woman was immediately taken to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, according to the affidavit. She allegedly had two black eyes, bruises and swelling on her head, neck, face and the rest of her body, as well as broken blood vessels in her eyes, abrasions and scrapes on her legs, feet, knees and more, the affidavit states.
The woman suspects that Allen had taken methamphetamine, though she did not see him take any, the affidavit states. Allen allegedly told her he had previously used them, according to the affidavit.
Allen is facing five felony charges, and could face nearly 32 years in prison if convicted. He has not yet entered a plea, according to the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office. The case is currently set for a preliminary hearing on June 24.
PEOPLE’s calls to his attorney, Blake Glover, were not returned as of press time.