A jury chosen Monday to decide the case of a rape defendant was instructed to return to the Miller County courthouse Wednesday morning to begin hearing testimony.
Frederick Kourtney Cain, 34, is accused of forcing himself on a former girlfriend Jan. 5, 2013, at her apartment in Texarkana, Ark., according to a probable cause affidavit. The woman said she hadn’t seen Cain in the several weeks since their dating relationship ended and was not expecting him when he knocked on her door that night.
The woman reported that Cain grabbed her wrists and escorted her to her bedroom. The woman said Cain removed her pants and underwear and assaulted her. The woman told detectives that Cain allegedly said he was not committing rape because she had consensual sex with him previously.
Using information provided by the alleged victim, detectives made contact with Frederick Cain on Jan. 7, 2015. He allegedly denied knowing the woman and claimed he left Texarkana for Michigan two days before the alleged assault occurred. During the conversation, Frederick Cain allegedly gave detectives the date of birth of his younger brother, Frederico Cain.
Frederico Cain was arrested in Michigan in October 2015 and extradited to Miller County. When detectives interviewed Frederico Cain they quickly noticed that he did not have the same neck tattoos that the alleged victim described Frederick Cain as having. When asked about the tattoos, Frederico Cain allegedly told detectives that Frederick Cain has the tattoos described by the alleged victim.
Frederick Cain was arrested in November 2015. He is currently free on bond. If convicted of rape he faces 10 to 40 years or life in prison.
Frederick Cain is represented by Texarkana defense attorney Jeff Harrelson. Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys Connie Mitchell and Kristian Robertson are representing the state.