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Accuser in Ohio rape case can’t recall assault


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On Friday, three teenage boys granted immunity for their testimony said the accuser was drunk and didn’t seem to know what was happening to her that night.

Mark Cole, Evan Westlake and Anthony Craig spoke Friday of the West Virginia girl’s behavior the night of a party and described her being digitally penetrated in a car and later on a basement floor.

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Cole testified that he took a video of Mays and the girl in the car, then deleted it later that morning. He testified he saw Mays unsuccessfully try to have the girl perform oral sex on him later in the basement of Cole’s house. Cole also testified that the girl was intoxicated and slurring her words.

Westlake testified he saw Richmond’s encounter with the girl in the basement, as did Craig. Westlake also confirmed that he filmed a 12-minute video, later passed around widely online, in which another student joked about the attack.

Craig testified that he saw Richmond’s hand in the "crotch region" of the girl, a less descriptive version than he gave last fall in another hearing.

If convicted, Mays and Richmond could be held in a juvenile jail until they turn 21.

The Associated Press normally doesn’t identify minors charged in juvenile court, but Mays and Richmond have been widely identified in news coverage, and their names have been used in open court.




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