2 Detroit men accused of kidnapping, raping women on bicycles across 3 cities

Aaron Steward, Quentin Flemons charged with 3 counts of first-degree CSC

DETROIT - Two Detroit men are accused of raping three women who were riding bicycles in different cities across Metro Detroit.

Aaron Rashard Steward, 22, and Quentin Davon Flemons, 19, are accused of attacking women riding bicycles in Hamtramck, Highland Park and Detroit.

Highland Park attack

Police said Stewart and Flemons pulled a 31-year-old Highland Park woman off her bicycle July 18, 2016.

The woman was riding her bicycle around 3 a.m. in the area of Second Avenue and West McNichols Road when they grabbed her and forced her into an alley, police said.

They are accused of sexually assaulting and robbing her in the alley.

Stewart has been charged with kidnapping, three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, unarmed robbery and stealing/retaining a financial transaction device.

Flemons has been charged with kidnapping, two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, third-degree criminal sexual conduct, unarmed robbery and stealing/retaining a financial transaction device.

They are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday for the Highland Park attack.

Detroit attack

A 24-year-old Detroit woman was kidnapped Sept. 30 while riding her bicycle near East Milwaukee Avenue and Orleans Street, police said.

Stewart and Flemons are accused of pulling her off the bicycle at 6:21 p.m. and forcing her into a vehicle.

"I immediately started yelling and running, hoping someone would hear," she said. "I didn't make it far."

She said the men grabbed her and dragged her into the van. As she described it, the men held her down on a mattress as they drove her to an ATM to empty her bank account.

"I fought," she said. "I grabbed my keys and tried stabbing them. Nothing was working, and the arm around my neck was getting tighter, to the point I couldn't breathe. It then occurred to me that they could easily kill me."

Knowing she had no options, she said she gave up the fight.

"I pretended we could be friends, convincing them to give me back my belongings, including my grandmother's rings," she said.

She went on to say they eventually drove her back to the area of the attack and pushed her out of the van.

Hamtramck attack

Stewart and Flemons are both accused in an Oct. 8 kidnapping of a 27-year-old Hamtramck woman.

Police said the woman was riding her bicycle at 6:03 p.m. near Denton and St. Aubin streets when she was pulled into a vehicle.

Stewart and Flemons allegedly drove her to an abandoned property in the 1600 block of Leslie Street in Detroit, where she was sexually assaulted and robbed before she could escape, police said.

Stewart has been charged with kidnapping, assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct, receiving and concealing a stolen motor vehicle, receiving and concealing a stolen firearm, felony firearm, unarmed robbery and stealing/retaining a financial transaction device.

Flemons has been charged with kidnapping, assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct, receiving and concealing a stolen motor vehicle, unarmed robbery and stealing/retaining a financial transaction device.

Both men are charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, unarmed robbery and stealing/retaining without consent a financial transaction device.

Stewart has also been charged with receiving and concealing a stolen motor vehicle.

Both men are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Hamtramck.

Court dates

Stewart was arraigned Oct. 13 on the warrant. His probable-cause conference was Oct. 23 and his preliminary examination is scheduled for Monday. He is being held on $1 million bail.

Felmons was arraigned Oct. 23. His probable-cause conference is scheduled for Oct. 30, and the preliminary examination is scheduled for Nov. 6. He is being held on $500,000 bail.

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