On Monday, a Kentucky grand jury indicted four men—three 18-year-olds and a 19-year old—for allegedly raping a woman in a filmed attack.
From the Lexington Herald-Leader, 18-year-olds Ronald Leas, Ryan Davis, and Michael Davis and 19-year-old Benjamin Brock were charged with first-degree rape and video voyeurism for a May 18 sexual assault. The men are accused of having sexual intercourse with a female when she was physically helpless—with a camera phone recording them performing a sex act on her.
Williamsburg Police Chief Wayne Bird claimed the victim said she was intoxicated on alcohol when the attack occurred. Police have retrieved the phone that recorded the rape, according to the news outlet.
The victim was reportedly acquainted with the four men but was not in a romantic relationship with any of them.
The Herald-Leader reported that Leas and Ryan Davis were ultimately charged with tampering with a witness for separately going to the victim’s workplace despite a no-contact order being in place. The pair remains jailed on $100,000 bonds.
Commonwealth’s Attorney Ronnie Bowling explained that they’re prioritizing the rape and voyeurism case over the tampering case as of right now. WYMT reported that the four men are due in court on August 5.
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[Featured image: Ronald Leas, Benjamin Brock, Ryan Davis, and Michael Davis/handout]