CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – A man wanted in connection to multiple cases across Charlotte and Huntersville, including two sexual assaults and three attempted kidnappings, has been arrested, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police announced.
CMPD said Kelvin Rene Mejia Ortiz, 31, has been charged with multiple counts of rape, sexual battery, attempted kidnapping, assault on a female, and communicating threats.
All victims of Ortiz that CMPD has identified at this point are Hispanic women, authorities said. Ortiz would speak both English and Spanish to his victims.
Ortiz has been charged in connection to five cases, three located in the Steele Creek Division, one located in the Westover Division, and another located in Huntersville.
Ortiz was located by Steele Creek officers on Saturday, Sept. 9, in his Jeep shortly after 7:30 p.m. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to uptown Charlotte for questioning before he was charged and transported to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office.
Ortiz was booked at 5:02 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. He is being held on a $1.3 million bond.
According to CMPD, Ortiz would follow his victims in his Jeep before using a weapon to intimidate them into leaving with him.
This investigation remains active and ongoing. Anyone with additional information on this investigation, and anyone who believes they were victimized by Ortiz, is asked to call 704-336-6052 (English – Det. Harrington) or 704-353-0560 (Spanish – Det. Melendez).
Anonymous tips can be left with Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.