New Orleans police have arrested a transgender woman in connection with a rape and kidnapping that occurred in January, according to police records.
Police said they arrested Jeffery Mceleveen, 25, on Tuesday on counts of second-degree kidnapping, second-degree rape and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
According to an arrest warrant, Mceleveen approached the victim on Jan. 11 when the latter stopped his vehicle at South Claiborne Avenue and Third Street. Mceleveen put a knife to his neck, while an accomplice got in the front seat, police said.
The two then drove the man to an ATM and to an unknown location to buy drugs, according to the warrant. The warrant states that Mceleveen also forced the man into various sexual acts.
According to the warrant, Mceleveen told investigators last year that she was a prostitute and the sex was consensual.