Man Facing Kidnapping Charges After Luring 18-Year-Old Au Pair From Italy With Fake Job and Sexually Assaulting Her, Reports Say


A man from Michigan, Arisknight Arkin-Everett Winfree, 31, reportedly enticed an au pair to his home, locked her up, and then sexually assaulted her, which was captured on camera, say, officials, reports the New York Post

Reports say the young woman, who is merely 18 years old, went to Michigan from Italy to become the man’s nanny. She was informed through the au pair website that she will be caring for the man’s niece and cleaning the home; however, Winfree’s niece was nonexistent. 

The incident occurred back in October shortly after the au pair arrived at his home. Federal officials say the home’s windows were concealed with newspapers as there were cameras placed throughout the residence. Winfree urged the nanny to head to his bedroom in her robe as she was about to take a shower after a day full of chores and being inappropriately touched by him, which she declined.  

Winfree then grabbed the 18-year-old and handcuffed her. Luckily, she was able to make a complaint to officials online. She wrote,

“I was afraid and he ordered me to stay still and be (quiet). I felt I was dying. He put his hand on my nose and mouth and then placed a gag ball on my mouth.”

The 31-year-old man groped her and questioned if she consented to what he was doing, and she said yes because she was scared, which she wrote. She went on to write that he took videos and pictures of her. The man took her to a room that was empty, where he tied her up and sexually attacked her. Reports say the room had a camera in it. According to a complaint, the unidentified victim wrote that she eventually became free and booked a flight home after he took her to a bus stop. 

Cameras from the man’s home were later taken by federal officials. Yet, this isn’t Winfree’s first encounter like this as he had two other encounters with young women prior to this incident, and one girl was allegedly 17 years old. 

The 31-year-old is facing kidnapping and sexual exploitation of a child charges reports The Post. 

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