Grand Jury to Hear Charlottesville Rape Case

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A Charlottesville man accused of abducting and raping a woman will have his case go to a grand jury.

Thursday in Charlottesville General District Court a judge certified two charges against Nathaniel Lamb to a grand jury. He's facing a rape and abduction charge.

Charlottesville prosecutors say the case is centered on a Craigslist ad for maid, massage, and exotic dancing services, but what the victim says happened was anything but that.

The victim testified during a preliminary hearing Thursday, saying she had agreed to a night of roleplaying. She says Lamb picked her up along Angus Road, had her put duct tape over her eyes, then drove her to another location where he raped her.

She testified that Lamb did take her to a gas station and sent her inside to buy cigarettes. He then took her back to the same location and raped her again. It wasn't until he took her to a grocery store that Lamb left her there and someone inside called 911.

Search warrants show investigators did recover the victim's purse, along with other items, from Lamb's home.

Lamb is currently out on bond. His case will go before the grand jury on August 18.

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