2nd suspect in kidnapping, rape turns self in

Posted at 5:15 PM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 23:23:41-04

Lincoln Park police say the second suspect wanted in the kidnapping and rape of a woman has turned himself in.

Nineteen-year-old Fernando Anderson IV turned himself in Wednesday. When Anderson turned him, he did so surrounded by family.

His sister, Brandee Robinson and brother, Fernando Lawrence tell 7 Action News, their brother knew the suspect before the alleged rape happened and had been talking with her since March 21.

Robinson said her brother and the victim met online on a website called

"He made a really dumb mistake by messing with a prostitute off a social site,” said Robinson.

Lawrence believes the victim is angry and that’s why she went to police.

"They probably made it seem like they was going to give her some money for her services, but that's what probably triggered her and made her upset.  She didn't receive  no money for her services so she turned it around and flipped in on them and said that they raped her,” said Lawrence.

Another suspect in the case had already turned himself in following media broadcasts. Warrants are currently being sought in the case.

Monday police released surveillance photos of the two suspects involved in the incident.

According to police, the suspects pulled a gun on the woman and approached her as she was parked at a drug store around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30.

They then got into her car and drove around with the victim, and "periodically took turns raping her," police say.

We're told they pulled a gun on her, but let her go because the younger suspect needed to be home by 10:00 p.m. as a requirement of his tether.

Police responded and took the victim to the hospital to be checked out.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lincoln Park police at 313-381-1800.