Disturbing cell phone video of a teen being gang raped during a wild spring break party in Panama City Beach, Florida has been released. And it’s downright shocking.
Police say it shows the 19-year-old victim passed out in a chair on the beach being sexually assaulted by one man after another in broad daylight. The suspects can be heard joking about how “she isn’t going to know.”
This is all going on as hundreds of spring breakers stand around partying, doing nothing to help.
“It’s probably one of the most disgusting, sickening things I’ve seen on a Panama City beach,” said Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen. “This is not the first video we’ve recovered. It’s not the second video. It’s not the third video. There’s a number of videos with things similar to this. I can only imagine how many we haven’t recovered.”
McKeithen compared the attack to “wild animals preying on a carcass laying in the woods.”
The victim told detectives she didn’t remember anything the next day and thinks she may have been drugged.
Police found the video on a witness’ phone while investigating a shooting in Troy, Alabama, and turned it over to Panama City investigators.
Two Troy University students have been arrested. 23-year-old Ryan Austin Calhoun of Alabama and 22-year-old Delonte Martistee of Georgia now face charges of sexual battery by multiple perpetrators.
Both men have been temporarily suspended from academic and athletic activities, according to school officials.
“Within 10 feet of where this is happening there are hundreds of people standing there watching, looking, seeing, hearing what’s going on,” McKeithen said. “And yet our culture and our society and our young people have got to the point where obviously it’s acceptable somewhere, but it’s not acceptable in Bay County.”