College Park teenager charged in alleged rapes of women

JONESBORO — A College Park teenager has been charged with at least two sexual assaults on women he allegedly lured into a vacant apartment near his home, said police.

Jalyn Dwight Conner, 17, is being held without bond in the Clayton County Jail on multiple charges of rape, armed robbery and aggravated sodomy. He is due back in court Sept. 7 for bond reconsideration.

According to warrants issued to Clayton County police, Conner has denied involvement in the alleged attacks. Police said three women identified him from a photo line-up and items belonging to the alleged victims were found inside Conner’s home.

The first alleged attack was reported Aug. 12. A woman told police Conner called her that morning and invited her to his gated apartment complex on Riverdale Road in College Park to have sex with him. He allegedly gave her the gate code and told her to meet him at unit J6. Police said Conner lives in the same building but that J6 is vacant.

The woman told police she met Conner about 9:30 a.m. inside the unit, which she said was dark and void of furniture. Once inside, the woman told police Conner put a gun to her head and said, “You know what this is.”

The woman said Conner took her purse and phone and made her undress. She said he zip-tied her hands together and raped her. According to the warrant, Conner told her to stay inside the unit while he took her keys and went to her vehicle. The woman told police Conner stole $100, a camera, Coach bag and two cell phones from her vehicle.

While Conner was outside, the woman said she was able to break the zip ties. When Conner returned, she said he got angry and allegedly raped her again. Afterward, he ran in an unknown direction and she drove to a nearby store and called police.

The woman was taken to Southern Regional Medical Center where she was examined using a rape kit, according to the warrant.

Police said a second complaint was made Aug. 23 against Conner, when another woman reported a similar attack in the same unit.

According to the warrant, police executed a search warrant at Conner’s apartment and found items belonging to both women and a gun, ammunition and a holster.