Three Tallahassee teens who took turns to rape 15-year-old schoolgirl in bathroom stall charged as adults
Demario Davis, Zaccheus Michael, and Jacari Spencer, all 16, have been charged as adults for sexual battery by multiple perpetrators, kidnapping, and lewd or lascivious battery
Three Tallahassee, Florida teenage boys have been arrested and are facing multiple charges, including kidnapping, sexual battery, after they were accused of raping a 15-year-old girl at Tom Brown Park on May 23.
According to WCTV, all three boys are 16-year-olds and, despite being juveniles, have been identified as Demario Davis, Zaccheus Michael, and Jacari Spencer because they are being charged as adults.
The rape allegedly took place on the morning of Thursday, May 23, after the 15-year-old victim had skipped school that day to hang out with Michael, who picked her up and first drove her to Westcott apartments, a local apartment complex, where Davis and Spencer were waiting.
A criminal complaint filed with the Tallahassee Police Department states that the victim told the police that she spent some time with the trio at the residence and then told them she was late for her next class and wanted to be taken back to school.
All four then got into a vehicle, but instead of dropping the victim off at the school, they drove to Tom Brown Park instead.
On reaching the park, the 15-year-old said Davis grabbed her by the arms and pulled her out of the car and then dragged her to the women's bathroom despite her protesting and saying, "No, stop, let me go."
The 15-year-old was taken to the inside of a large handicapped stall, where one of the boys used a sandbag to keep the door of the bathroom closed so no one could come inside, according to the criminal complaint.
She said Davis first pinned her to the ground as Spencer raped her and that the suspects switched positions until all three had raped her. After the rape, one of them allegedly told her, "Now, you can leave."
The teens reportedly drove the victim back to school after the assault, and after she told family members what happened the next day, a report was filed with the police department.
In a subsequent investigation, officers found two used condoms and three condom wrappers in a trash can outside of the bathroom where the alleged rapes occurred. A medical examination of the girl also found injuries consistent with being raped.
Davis, Michael, and Spencer were all taken into custody in connection to the rapes on May 27, after the victim picked them out of a photo lineup.
All were charged as adults for sexual battery by multiple perpetrators, kidnapping, and lewd or lascivious battery and are being held at the Leon County Detention Facility.
WCTV reported that the mother of one of the accused claimed all three boys were innocent and that there were two sides to the story. She said the incident was "bad and unfortunate" and that the teens' lives are being ruined for something they didn't do.