Lee Carter, a Houston-based rapper who performs under the stage name Viper, has been arrested and charged with aggravated kidnapping after allegedly holding a woman captive in his home for four to five years.
According to court documents obtained by the Houston Chronicle, the alleged victim told police that she was kidnapped by Carter while panhandling. While in Carter’s captivity, the woman says she was forced to live in his garage, where she was repeatedly sexually assaulted and deprived of a bathroom or shower. He also allegedly forced her to take crack cocaine and other narcotics.
Police say that when they found the woman, she weighed “approximately 70 pounds,” was wearing “filthy dirty” clothes, and had “crusty” hair. The garage contained a mattress covered in “fresh vomit,” a “makeshift toilet,” and a dripping faucet, as well as a pile of diapers, bags of chips, and Twinkies.
Carter is being held on $100,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in a Houston court for a preliminary hearing on Monday, January 8th.