Police: Teens kidnapped victim, raped her in park bathroom
June 5, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Three teenage boys are accused of raping a 15-year-old girl.
All three boys are 16 years old. They are being charged as adults, therefore, WCTV is releasing their names. They are Demario Davis, Zaccheus Michael and Jacari Spencer.
They are charged with kidnapping and sexual battery.
The court documents say the girl was skipping school two weeks ago.
They say Michael picked her up from school, and drove to Westcott Apartments, where they hung out with the other two suspects.
Court documents say Michael asked her for a kiss, she said no, and asked to be taken back to school. Instead, they ended up at Tom Brown Park. Court documents say the 15-year-old victim was riding in the car with the three suspects.
The documents say Michael drove near a bathroom, and all three boys got out of the car. That's when Davis grabbed the victim by her arm and pulled her out of the car, according to the documents. The report says she said, "No, stop, let me go."
Tallahassee resident Patience Tucker is appalled by what happened
"It makes me feel bad. All the crime that's happening here makes me feel bad. Wow, that's too bad. I'm sorry to hear that. Truly I am," Tucker said.
The documents say the boys took the victim inside of the large handicapped stall in the woman's restroom, and one of them used a sandbag in the bathroom to keep the door closed so no one would come inside.
Arrest papers say they held her down and took turns having sex with her. Police say they found two used condoms and three condom wrappers in the trash can outside of the women's bathroom.
Tallahassee resident Victoria Vatter said, "15 years old, that's just, that's disgusting to hear of. I hope some justice comes her way."
After the attack, the report says one of the boys said, "Now you can go," and then they took her back to school.
On the ride to the school, the report says Michael asked the victim, "Do you think we raped you?"
"If that came to his mind, than clearly, it was already there. He already knew that he did something wrong if he had to ask her that," Vatter said.
The mother of one of the boys say all three teens are innocent. She says there are two sides to the story, but she cannot say any details. She says it's a bad and unfortunate incident, and says it's unfortunate the boys' lives are being ruined for something they didn't do. She believes all three of them will be exonerated in the end.
June 5, 2019
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Three teenagers are facing kidnapping and sexual battery charges, accused of raping a girl at Tom Brown Park.
According to the Tallahassee Police Department, the incident happened on the morning of May 23.
The victim told police she had skipped school to hang out with 16-year-old Zaccheus Michael, who picked her up and drove her to a local apartment complex. The victim said two other boys, Demario Davis and Jacari Spencer, both 16, were also at the apartment.
After spending some time at the apartment, the victim told the boys she was late for class and wanted to be taken back to school. According to arrest documents, the three teenagers did not drop the girl off at school, but rather drove to Tom Brown Park.
The victim said Davis grabbed her by the arms and pulled her out of the car before dragging her into a women's bathroom. She told police Davis then pinned her hands to the ground as Spencer raped her. The victim said the suspects switched positions, and Davis and Michael raped her also before one of them said, "Now you can leave."
The suspects took the girl back to school after the incident. The next day, the victim told family members what had happened and filed a report with the police department.
During the investigation, officers found used condoms and condom wrappers outside of the bathroom where the alleged rapes occurred.
Michael, Davis and Spencer were taken into custody on Tuesday. They are each being charged as adults for sexual battery by multiple perpetrators, kidnapping and lewd or lascivious battery.