College students were arrested in Florida for gang raping a girl on a public beach as spring breakers stood by and watched.
According to reports, 23-year-old Ryan Austin Calhoun and 22-year-old Delonte' Martistee were arrested on Friday and charged with sexual battery by multiple perpetrators after the incident in Panama City, Florida, was recorded on video and discovered by Troy, Alabama, police while investigating a separate incident at Troy University, where both Calhoun and Matistee are students. The video reportedly showed the men surrounding a woman on a beach chair as a crowded beach of spring breakers watched.
At one point, as they were allegedly touching her genitals, one of the young men was heard saying something to the effect of "she isn't going to know." Authorities said they believe the woman might have been drugged.
Sheriff Frank McKeithen called the video the "most disgusting, sickening thing" he'd ever seen, likening the disturbing rape to "wild animals preying on a carcass in the woods."
“This is happening in broad daylight with hundreds of people seeing and hearing what is happening, and they are more concerned about spilling their beer than somebody being raped,” McKeithen said. "This is such a traumatizing event for this girl. No one should have to fear this would happen in Panama City Beach, but it does.”
According to McKeithen, the victim believed she was drugged and did not remember enough about the incident to report it.