|Dillon Scott Carpenter (mug shot LCSO)|
A teenager accused of raping a girl at a party in Marionville earlier this year has been bound over for trial.
Lawrence County prosecutor Don Trotter charged Dillon Scott Carpenter, 17, of Aurora with forcible rape by compulsion after a girl told authorities that Carpenter provided her alcohol and then allegedly raped her.
The girl, 17, told investigators that after she passed out, Carpenter, and a juvenile referred to as 15 year-old H. K. in court documents, forcibly restrained her and removed her clothing and that both suspects raped her 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."
Trotter is asking that H. K. be certified as an adult to stand trial.
Carpenter is scheduled to be arraigned in circuit court on June 10th.
In an unrelated case, another girl told authorities that Carpenter raped her around Valentine's Day. His preliminary hearing on that case is scheduled for July 29th
If he is convicted of the current charges, he could face anywhere from 5 years to life (30 years) in prison on each case.