Investigators learned that co-workers of Vanherreweghe knocked on the hotel door multiple times to intervene; Vanherreweghe allegedly told them to go away.
Co-workers were able to use a key to the room from the front desk to attempt to enter; this allowed for the female to get free from Vanherreweghe long enough to unlock the deadbolt to the room.
Indiana police say that after initially participating in consensual sex, "Vanherreweghe became violent, performing multiple sexual acts on the [woman] against her wishes while she was attempting to scream for help and for him to stop," the release states.
"Investigators learned that co-workers of Vanherreweghe knocked on the hotel door multiple times to intervene; Vanherreweghe allegedly told them to go away." The man's co-workers were able to use a key they got from the motel's front desk to unlock the door, authorities said.
Vanherreweghe is being charged with Rape, a Level 3 Felony, Criminal Confinement, a Level 5 Felony and Sexual Battery, a Level 6 Felony.
A 24-year-old Crossville, Ala., man has been charged with raping an Indiana woman he met on the dating app Tinder after his co-workers reportedly heard her screams and came to her rescue. 17 on charges of felony rape, felony criminal confinement and felony sexual battery stemming from the alleged attack, according to Indiana State Police.
The female was able to retrieve her belongings and was escorted from the room by Vanherreweghe's co-workers." Indiana State Police interviewed witnesses, crime scene technicians collected evidence from the motel room, and investigators interviewed Vanherreweghe, officials said.
The Indiana State Police says the arrest comes after troopers were informed a woman took herself to an Evansville-area hospital after allegedly being raped in Huntingburg, Ind.
During the investigation, investigators learned days earlier the woman met 23-year-old Jeffrey Scott Vanherreweghe, 23 of Crossville, Alabama through the dating app "Tinder".
"Vanherreweghe, who was working locally installing equipment at a facility for his company, met the female [Jan.
16] at the Quality Inn in Huntingburg." Huntingburg is 60 miles northwest of Evansville, Ind.
Police say Vanherreweghe, who had been in Indiana working on an equipment-installing job, initially had a consensual relationship with the woman. 16, authorities in Indiana were contacted about a woman seeking medical care at an Evansville-area hospital after being raped, authorities said.