4 people arrested in alleged rape of LSU student who died after she was hit by car


East Baton Rouge authorities said two of the suspects took Madison. Brooks home from a bar after a night of drinking and raped her. He was later killed by a car.

4 people arrested in alleged rape of LSU student who died after she was hit by car (1)

The two suspects, Kyvon Washington, 18, and an unidentified 17-year-old boy. Were booked Monday on one count each of third-degree rape. According to East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office and jail records. Two other suspects, Kaysen Carver, 18, and Everett Lee, 28. Were each charged with third-degree rape, jail records show. Lee is Washington’s uncle, the sheriff’s office said.

Authorities allege Washington and 17-year-old Brooks rape. Her in the back of Carver’s car after she asked for a ride home. After drinking from Reggie’s Bar on Jan. 15, an arrest report said.

The group allegedly dropped Brooks off in an East Baton Rouge subdivision just. Before 3 a.m. Where he was fatally struck by a car after wandering into the street. According to reports.

An autopsy said Brooks tested positive for THC and had a blood alcohol level of 0.319. Nearly four times the legal limit for drivers, according to the report. It found “injuries consistent with prior sexual assault.”

Carver told investigators that he, his friends. And Lee did not know Brooks before meeting him at Reggie’s, the report said. The sheriff’s office said it obtained video that shows Brooks and the group at the bar. At one point, she was seen hugging and dancing with the 17-year-old, authorities said.

Carver said they had all been drinking and that Brooks was “very unsteady on his feet. Unable to keep his balance and unable to speak clearly. Without slurring his words,” according to the report.

Carver told detectives that, as they were leaving, Brooks requested a ride home. He said he agreed because “he didn’t want to leave her so intoxicated and the bar was closing,” the report said.

Brooks had trouble telling Carver, who was driving, where he lived, according to the report. Carver said that when he asked her for her address, she was “drowsy and couldn’t answer him.”

Carver said he drove a short distance away and parked, the report said. She told investigators she heard 17-year-old Brooks ask five times if she wanted to have sex with him. Carver told authorities that Brooks “gave verbal consent.” He also told investigators that Washington asked Brooks several times. If she wanted to have sex, “and she consented,” according to the arrest report.

Carver said he and Lee, who was in the passenger seat, were both in the car at the time of the collision, the report said. According to Carver, at one point he told his friends “We’ve got to stop this, let’s go.”

Carver said he still hadn’t found out where Brooks lived and he dropped her off at a subdivision.

Lee and a parent of the 17-year-old declined. To speak with detectives, according to the arrest report. According to reports, Washington has denied having sex with Brooks.

TTN News could not reach Ron Haley. the lawyer representing the two suspects, for comment Tuesday. She told WAFB-TV in Baton Rouge that rape did not occur.

“She voluntarily got into the car, said her rides had left her, and she got in. After that time, she and two other men had consensual sex with her. And two other men in that car on two separate occasions,” he said. . .

Haley said video of the encounter showed Brooks was coherent.

She also said Brooks and Carver got. Into an argument after driving around looking for her address. And Brooks said she wanted to get out and call an Uber.

“Can you say he was intoxicated, yes. Under the law at the point where you say you’re in a drunken stupor. You can’t legally consent or answer questions, absolutely not,” he told WAFB.

The state Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control said Tuesday afternoon. That “due to the seriousness of the allegations and the potential threat to public safety.” It will issue an emergency suspension. Barring Reggie’s bar from serving or selling alcohol. An emergency hearing in February will determine whether. Any fines should be levied against the institution.

Brooks was a member of the Delta Tau chapter of LSU’s Alpha Phi, the sorority said on Facebook.

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