A teenager accused of raping a Louisiana State University sorority girl will be tried as an adult after a grand jury indicted him for first-degree rape.
Desmond Carter, 17, is now facing life in prison for the attack on Madi Brooks, 19, in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on January 15.
The teen was accused of raping the Alpha Phi member, as well as 18-year-old Kavion Washington, who was charged with third-degree rape.
Casen Carver, 18, and Everett Lee, 28, were charged with witnessing the two attacks on the drunken student.
Madi died shortly after the assault, when she got out of the car and was struck by a carpool at 3 am.
Madi died after being struck by a carpool at 3am on January 15, when the four men who had picked her up from a university bar dropped her off.
Casen Carver, 18, (left) Kaivon Washington, 18, (center) and Everett Lee, 28, (right) were arrested on rape-related charges along with Desmond Carter, 17 (not pictured)
She was last seen drunk staggering out of Reggie’s bar with the group, in Tigerland, whose license has since been revoked.
The Washington college football player is accused of raping another young woman who she claims attacked her in October last year after taking advantage of her at Reggie’s.
The victim in the October case says she was too drunk to go home, so she asked if she could stay at one of a friend’s apartments in Washington.
According to her arrest affidavit, they all returned to the house together, where she and the friend began having sex in front of Washington.
Supposedly, the friend became more “aggressive”, pinning her down and ignoring her as she begged him to “stop”.
Washington was watching, but then reached over and felt the victim’s breast and vagina, the affidavit states.
The alleged incident is the third rape allegation made against Washington.
In addition to Brooks, he is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in 2020 after following her home from a pool party when he was 15.
Desmond Carter, 17, is now facing life in prison for the attack on 19-year-old Madi Brooks in East Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
His Alpha Phi sorority confirmed that he donated his kidneys and heart to organ donation.
The Walker Highs School football player has been charged with first-degree rape in that case, and prosecutors have vowed to improve the charges in relation to Madi.
Washington lawyers previously submitted video footage to the court in an attempt to prove the drunken sorority girl was able to consent to the acts, but a judge found it showed “criminality.”
A legal expert previously told DailyMail.com that the judge overseeing the bail hearing made ‘inappropriate’ comments that could ‘contaminate public opinion’ of the defendants.
Washington can reportedly be heard in the footage laughing at Madi as she drawls after the alleged anal rape.
He remains in custody at the Livingston Parish jail, just one day after he was released on $150,000 bail in connection with Madi.
Casen Carver, 18, and Everett Lee, 28, were charged with participating in or witnessing the rape of 19-year-old Madi on January 15.
Stills show Washington partying with friends and posing for the camera, while another shows him topless and clutching an inflatable alien.
Louisiana’s first-degree rape statute carries a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.
Madi died after being struck by a rideshare car at 3 am on January 15, when the four men who had picked her up from a university bar dropped her off.
Two Good Samaritans reportedly stopped to perform CPR on the LSU sophomore after the 3 a.m. collision.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office says they were led by first responders over the phone in the pouring rain after Madi was struck by the rideshare car.
They confirmed that Madi Brooks died of ‘multiple traumatic injuries’ when she was struck by a car after being allegedly raped.
No further information has been released at this time, and police have confirmed that the driver of the vehicle will not be charged as he was not incapacitated and contacted emergency services immediately.
A memorial for the ‘incredible young woman’ who had ‘unlimited potential’ has been created by her friends on the road where she died.
The bar where Madi worked, according to various publications on social networks, has also been responsible for the questioned incident.
Surveillance footage surrounding Reggie’s bar, where the group met, shows Madi drunk and stumbling, according to police documents.
Madison Brooks (left) seen behind the bar at Reggie’s with two sorority sisters. She had been drinking at the bar before she was fatally raped and struck by a car on January 14.
Former high school college football player Kaivon Washington, 18, was released on bond from East Baton Rouge prison on January 26.
No further information has been released at this time, and police have confirmed that the driver of the vehicle will not be charged as he was unaffected and contacted emergency services immediately.
The Louisiana ATC has confirmed that it has suspended the license of Reggie’s Bar following the “seriousness of the allegations and the potential threat to public safety.”
A lawyer for the bar association, Kris Perrett, confirmed in a statement that they are “fully cooperating with the authorities.”
Legal documents seen by DailyMail.com reveal that Madi had 0.319g per cent alcohol in her system, so high that toxicologists said she may have suffered from alcohol poisoning or blackout.
A lawyer for her family issued a statement saying: “She was raped. Rape is rape. It’s just a horrible, terrible situation.
“And to the extent that those involved with the alleged rapist want to blame the victim and show up at press conferences and say things… we are defending Madi. That is not right.’