Charges Dropped Against Husband in Pizza Delivery Rape Case

Did Pizza Deliveryman Chris Turner Stumble on Rape or Consensual Bondage?
David Jansen has been accused of raping and kidnapping a Tennessee woman.

Charges of rape and kidnapping have been dropped against a married father of two who got more than he bargained for during a romantic rendezvous in the mountains with a stripper.

David Jansen was arrested after a pizza deliveryman stopped by his remote rented cabin in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains and saw a woman tied up on the couch mouthing, "Call 911."

But Jansen claimed all along that the woman was his lover and that she was into bondage, his lawyers providing stacks of evidence that the two had been in a relationship for sometime.

After news of the arrest hit the media, the woman's history of filing false rape claims surfaced and her mother was interviewed saying that her daughter was a notorious liar.

The Sevier County District Attorney's Office agreed with Jansen, saying in a statement that "we could not obtain a conviction against Mr. Jansen nor would we try."

"As district attorneys our job is to seek justice not convictions," District Attorney James B. Dunn said in the statement. "Justice requires us to dismiss these charges based on the victim's credibility and other evidence."

Dunn's statement noted that the woman has been told about their decision and "she insists that her allegations are true.

"This office will not prosecute the victim," Dunn said in the statement. "The evidence would not sustain a conviction for making a false report."

As for Jansen, his lawyers said he's just happy to be cleared.

"Mr. Jansen looks forward to resuming some level of normalcy in his life in hopes to move on as best as possible from this incident," his attorneys said in a statement. "As one might imagine, it has been costly on both a financial and emotional level."

But the damage is already done in many aspects. His wife filed for divorce shortly after learning of his arrest.

Pizza Deliveryman Makes Startling Discovery

The case gained notoriety when pizza deliveryman Chris Turner was initially hailed as a hero for rescuing the woman. But he, too, has reportedly found trouble for himself, being arrested on charges that he hit his wife while they delivered pizzas together, according to the Journal-Constitution.

Turner, who worked for Capelli's Pizza & Subs, told last month that he initially didn't know what to think when he delivered the large supreme pizza, 10 hot wings and four bottles of 20-ounce soda to the cabin.

Turner, 32, said he saw the woman, whose name is not being released due to her accusation of sexual assault, laying on the couch when he asked Jansen to sign the credit card slip for the purchase.

The woman, on her back with her wrists tied, lifted herself up to look at Turner, he said, and mouthed "Call 911."

"I really didn't know to believe her at first," Turner said, adding that she was fully clothed and he at first thought he had stumbled onto a couple simply having a sexual encounter. "She really didn't look like she was in distress."

Turner said he mouthed back to the woman, asking if she was "for real" and decided she was serious after she rolled her eyes back at him.

Turner said he tried to play it cool with Jansen, then hopped back into the car where his wife was waiting and had her drive to the nearest neighbor's house to call 911 since his cell phone didn't get service in that part of the mountains.

"I was pale white and numb all over," he said. "I just told her to go."

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