Madison Brooks suspect faces second rape charge for alleged 2020 assault of minor
One of four suspects charged with the rape of LSU student Madison Brooks — who was fatally hit by a car after the alleged assault — has been arrested in connection with a second rape dating back to 2020.
Kaivon Washington, 18, was charged this week with third-degree rape in the Jan. 15 incident involving Ms. Brooks, then posted bond on Thursday and was released in Baton Rouge. On Friday, he turned himself in to authorities at Livingston Parish, about half an hour away, where he was convicted of first-degree rape stemming from an incident three years ago, according to the lawyer.
Arrest documents show a 12-year-old girl told police that Washington raped her at a pool party in Walker in May 2020, the newspaper reported. According to the affidavit, he followed her to a room in her apartment, took her towel off her, threw her on the bed and raped her while covering her mouth.
“After I said no about four or five times he pushed me, he took my towel off and he pushed me onto the bed and he raped me for almost an hour,” he said. the sobbing victim to local reporter Kiran Chawla.
The victim reported the rape to the police in 2021, telling the reporter how she had the courage to tell her mother about the attack, with the teenager’s voice changed to protect her identity.
“One day, I wrote everything down in a notebook and left it open on my bed. I went to school and while I was in school I texted my mom. I told him to go read the notebook that was in my room.
After the girl and her mother turned themselves in to Walker police in 2021, no charges were filed – but the case was re-examined after Washington was arrested for Brooks’ rape, and authorities in the Parish of Livingston spoke to a young witness, reported The Advocate.
The Independent contacted attorney Ron Haley, who is representing Washington in the Brooks case.
The 18-year-old and a 17-year-old – who cannot be named as he is a minor – have been charged with third-degree rape, while Everette Lee, 28, and Casen Carver, 18, have been charged. charged with rape principal in Brooks’ assault.
A 19-year-old Alpha Phi sorority sister, she had spent the night of January 14 at Reggie’s Bar, where video showed her stumbling and struggling to stand in front of at least one of the suspects before they left the bar together , according to an arrest warrant.
Investigators said Brooks was then sexually assaulted by the four men in a car before dropping her off. A carpool driver then hit the 19-year-old and she died hours later in hospital.
During a bail hearing this week, 19th Judicial District Judge Brad Myers said he watched video taken by one of the four suspects inside the car with Brooks.
The judge said the video shows the suspects laughing “ruthlessly” at the drunken 19-year-old woman as she mumbled her words, local news outlet WAFB reported.
Lee and Carver posted bond and were released on Wednesday and in Washington on Thursday, while the 17-year-old’s bail hearing was postponed until February.
The Independent Gt