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.
Subscribe to the Morning Review newsletter
Get the day’s top headlines delivered to your inbox every morning by subscribing to our newsletter.