May 2, 2013 in City

Bonds set in rape, kidnapping of teen

By The Spokesman-Review

A woman charged with kidnapping and raping a 16-year-old girl during a drug deal that went bad was ordered held in jail Wednesday on a $200,000 bond.

Mindee S. Deligt, 33, appeared before Superior Judge John Cooney on charges of first-degree kidnapping and rape stemming from an incident that reportedly occurred late Sunday and early Monday.

The girl told Spokane police investigators that she had set up a deal to purchase pills from someone at a house in East Central Spokane. She paid $1,700, but the seller left without giving her the pills.

The girl reportedly had arranged to deliver the pills to Deligt, 26-year-old Keila F. Chapman and 30-year-old Merriah J. Wernsdorfer. When the girl returned without the pills or the money, the three women ordered the girl into the back seat of a black Saturn, according to court records.

The suspects drove the girl to an unknown location where she was taken into a basement and sexually assaulted by Deligt, court records say.

The girl was taken to a garage at 4605 N. Lincoln St. where she was bound to a chair with plastic wrap and duct tape. The girl said an unknown man threatened to kill her and torture her with a blow torch if she was not able to come up with the money.

Eventually, the girl was left alone, escaped and alerted police.

Detective Jeff Barrington, of Spokane police, found a chair wrapped in plastic and gray duct tape in the garage, as well as a small blow torch.

The girl later identified Deligt from a photo montage. Deligt, who was arrested Tuesday, told Barrington essentially the same story.

Wernsdorfer and Chapman both remain in custody on $100,000 and $50,000 bonds, respectively.

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