Bank rape suspect issued $1.2 million bond

COLUMBUS (WCMH), Ohio– Billy Dee Anderson was arraigned Tuesday and charged with six counts of rape and one count of kidnapping after allegedly raping a woman at the Chase Bank building in downtown Columbus.

Anderson, 31, pleaded not guilty to the charges and was given a $1.2 million bond Wednesday by a Franklin County judge.

IMG_4907While in the bank, Anderson expressed an interest in renting a safe-deposit box, police have said. He was escorted by the victim to a remote part of the bank, and allegedly held her against her will and raped her.

Anderson had recently been released from prison after serving a 3-1/2 year sentence from a 2012 conviction for abduction and attempted robbery.

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said Anderson faces in excess of 50 years in prison if he is found guilty.

NBC4 asked Chase if the company will be making any changes to protect its further protect its employees and customers.

This was their response:

“It’s a longstanding policy that we do not share details regarding our security policies and procedures, just as we encourage our customers to protect the security of their accounts by keeping their passwords and PINS confidential.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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