Two men in their early 20’s were arrested and charged with sexual battery. Both men are college students at Troy University in Alabama.
The alleged attack occurred on a crowded beach during Spring Break, in broad daylight, and was recorded on a cell phone. The cell phone video was discovered during a police search of an unrelated shooting. The female victim could not recall details of the incident, stating she thought she had been drugged at the time.
According to Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen, the video showed several men surrounding an incapacitated woman on a beach chair. McKeithen describes the video as “sickening”, adding there were hundreds of people witnessing the event who seemed “… more concerned about spilling their beer than somebody being raped.”
Shortly after their arrest it was unclear whether or not the two had defense attorneys.
If you or a loved one is charged with sexual assault or battery, call Orange County criminal lawyer Staycie R. Sena immediately for a free consultation at (949) 477-8088.