Third College Student Arrested in Spring Break Gang Rape


Police have arrested a third college student accused of participating in a gang rape that was caught on video during Spring Break in Panama City, Fla., according to CBS affiliate WECP.

George Kennedy, who is reportedly a student at Middle Tennessee State University, was arrested in DeKalb County, Georgia and is charged with sexual assault by multiple perpetrators.

The attack, recorded on a cellphone video, happened sometime between March 10 to 12 in Panama City, Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen said at a news conference. Authorities learned of the assault when police in Troy, Alabama, discovered the video while investigating a shooting.

Delonte’ Martistee, 22, and Ryan Austin Calhoun, 23, were arrested Friday and charged with sexual battery by multiple perpetrators, according to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office. The Panama City News Herald reports both men are students at Troy University in Alabama.

WECP reports that Calhoun was released from custody on a $50,000 bond.

McKeithen described the recording as the “most disgusting, sickening thing” he had ever seen. Several men can be seen surrounding an incapacitated woman on a beach chair.

“This is happening in broad daylight with hundreds of people seeing and hearing what is happening, and they are more concerned about spilling their beer than somebody being raped,” he said. The sheriff said he expected investigators will make additional arrests.

The victim told police that she thought she had been drugged at the time, and she did not remember the incident well enough to report it.

“She knows something happened, but she doesn’t know what happened,” McKeithen said.

SOURCE: CBS, The Associated Press

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