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.
While 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.”