|Dillon Scott Carpenter (mug shot LCSO)|
Two young men are facing some serious charges in Lawrence County after a 17 year-old girl told authorities that the teenagers gave her alcohol and then allegedly raped her.
Lawrence County prosecutor Don Trotter has charged Dillon Scott Carpenter, 17, of Aurora with forcible rape by compulsion and a 15 year-old has been referred to juvenile authorities. Trotter says he will ask that the 15 year-old be certified as an adult to face charges in state court.
The girl told investigators that after she passed out, Carpenter, and the juvenile referred to as H. K. in court documents, forcibly restrained her and removed her clothing and that both suspects raped her at just after midnight on April 7th at at 24935 Lawrence County Road 2210 in Marionville.
The girl says after she was raped the boys took her underwear. Two witnesses told investigators that Carpenter "was in possession of the victim's underwear after the rape occurred."
On Carpenters facebook page, which it appears he hasn't accessed in over a year, he wrote "F*** the police."
Detectives contacted Carpenter on April 10th and he agreed to come in for an interview on April 11th, but he never showed up for the meeting. After he was charged, authorities arrested Carpenter on and took him to the Lawrence County jail where he remains on $100,000 bond.
If he is convicted of the current charges, he could face anywhere from 5 years to life (30 years) in prison.
note: an earlier version of this story had the victim's age as 15, which was wrong.
A bond reduction motion made by Carpenter's attorney, Will Worsham, was denied. His preliminary hearing has been set for May 31st.