-- Durham police found fingerprints
and trace evidence in the Dodge Durango they say was driven by the 25-year-old
traveling salesman charged with raping a teen March 14, according to a search
warrant filed Wednesday at the Durham County Magistrate's Office.
Branden Marquis Crosby, who was
living at the Days Inn at 3460 Hillsborough Road
when the alleged rape occurred, was charged March 16 with second-degree rape,
second-degree sexual offense, first-degree kidnapping and sexual battery.
According to the search warrant, Crosby
met the 17-year-old woman at a fast-food restaurant on Hillsborough
Road and raped her twice in two locations.
The victim told police she got into Crosby's
Durango at the Chick-fil-A at 3429 Hillsborough Road.
He then drove around the corner, the warrant said, where he
allegedly raped the teen despite her protests.
The teen later drove herself to Crosby's
motel to retrieve identification she left in the Durango,
according to the warrant. When she arrived, Crosby told
her he'd taken the identification into his motel room, the warrant said.
Warrants said Crosby raped the teen
again in Room 114 and took nude pictures of her with his cellphone.
No pictures or cellphone were
retrieved from the Durango, where
police investigators searched for bodily fluids, pubic hair and any evidence of
sexual assault, according to the warrant.
Crosby remained in jail late
Wednesday under a $350,000 bond.
DURHAM - A
magazine salesman was arrested Friday and charged with raping a teenager.
Branden Marquis Crosby, 25, is
charged with second-degree rape, second-degree sexual offense, first-degree
kidnapping and sexual battery. Crosby gave his residence
as the Days Inn at 3460 Hillsborough Road,
where members of the company he works for, Indiana-based Omni Horizons Inc.,
were staying. Crosby has two Florida
addresses: one in Opa-Locka, according to court
records, and one in Tallahassee,
according to police.
Crosby is accused of sexually
assaulting a 17-year-old twice March 14 -- once behind the Kroger across from
the motel between and and once in a motel room between and , said Kammie Michael, a police
spokeswoman. The victim, who was not one of his customers, left on her own.
Crosby remained in the Durham County
Jail on Tuesday in lieu of $350,000 bail. He is set to appear in court Tuesday.