Sexual Predator Charged in Fun Tan Robbery


A 39-year-old man with a criminal past consisting of multiple sexual convictions was charged Tuesday with robbery and criminal confinement in a hold-up on Saturday at a local tanning salon.

Christopher Shane Powell faces two counts of robbery armed with a deadly weapon and two counts of criminal confinement, each a B felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Powell was arrested Saturday night after he allegedly broke into Fun Tan Tanning Salon, at 2258 E. South Bend Ave.

Police found a woman whose wrists, head and face were bound in duct tape running from the back of the building screaming for help, and another woman, similarly tied up inside the building, according to court documents.

Powell was allegedly found with a bag containing condoms and duct tape.

According to Indiana Department of Correction records, Powell recently finished serving 16 years of a 44-year sentence for several convictions of rape, criminal confinement and criminal deviate conduct.

Powell is listed as a sexual predator in the state’s sex offender registry.

Published in: on November 20, 2007 at 11:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

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