Negasi Zuberi, the man accused of locking a woman in a makeshift cinder block cell, is now facing additional charges of kidnapping and rape in a separate case. According to court documents, an indictment returned by a grand jury in Klamath County, Oregon, alleges that Zuberi kidnapped an unidentified victim referred to as Jane Doe on or around May 6, with the intention of raping her. The indictment further states that Zuberi knowingly injured the victim by using or threatening to use weapons, including a handgun and a stun gun. Zuberi has been indicted on 11 counts, including first-degree rape, sexual abuse, and kidnapping.
Zuberi is already facing charges in a federal case related to his arrest in July. Prosecutors in the federal case claim that Zuberi solicited a woman for prostitution in Seattle and then falsely posed as an undercover officer. He allegedly showed her a badge, pointed a stun gun at her, and placed her in handcuffs and leg irons before transporting her to his home in Klamath Falls. There, he locked her in a cinder block cell. The woman managed to escape and seek help from a passing motorist. Police subsequently discovered handwritten notes detailing plans for an underground dungeon at Zuberi’s residence.
Zuberi was apprehended by state police in Reno, Nevada, on July 16. The FBI has stated that it is investigating whether there may be additional victims connected to Zuberi’s alleged violent sexual assaults in other states. Zuberi has pleaded not guilty to the charges in the federal case, and the trial is scheduled to take place later this year.