|Dillon Scott Carpenter (mug shot LCSO)|
A teenager who was charged with raping a 17 year-old girl last week at a house in Marionville is facing additional sex charges for another offense.
In the previous charges filed against Dillon Scott Carpenter, of Aurora, authorities allege he took advantage of a girl who was inebriated, the new charges make the same allegations. The new charges accuse him of sexual misconduct with a child under the age of 15.
The girl in the latest case told investigators she was at a party in Marionville sometime between Valentine's Day and Easter and she had been given alcohol and "some weed." The girl told investigators she was "not in her right mind" when she got into Carpenter's, [who she barely knew,] parked car.
The girl, whose age is redacted in court documents, said when she and Carpenter got in the back seat he started touching and kissing her "in private areas" and attempted to take her clothes off but she pushed him away
She told investigators that when she woke up the next day she "was really sore" and had to sit back down. When she asked a friend what happened, she was told she "had sex with Dillon in his car."
The girl told authorities that a caseworker contacted her after she had heard of the alleged rape of the other girl at a Marionville party and asked her to go to the Lawrence County Sheriff's website to see if it was the same person who had sexually abused her. After viewing Carpenter's mug shot she said it was.
She said she didn't tell her dad at first because she was afraid he "would be upset and she did not want him to do anything to get in trouble."
In the alleged rape case a girl told authorities that she was drunk when Carpenter and another boy, a 15 year-old identified as H. K. in court documents, raped her at a party in Marionville earlier this month. They boys allegedly kept the girl's underwear after the rape, according to the probable cause statement.
Lawrence County Prosecutor Don Trotter says he will ask that the 15 year-old boy be certified as and adult to stand trial.
Carpenter, who, if convicted, could get up to four years in prison on the sexual misconduct charge and up to life in prison on the rape charge, was released from jail after posting $25,000 bond. Part of the bond conditions are that he is under house arrest and must wear an electronic monitoring bracelet.
His preliminary hearing on the rape charge has been set for May 31st.