Monday, 16 June 2014
Six Men To Face 1,300 Years In Prison For Raping 15-Year-Old
[L-R] Devoric Javon Evans, 20; Lamont Tray Davis, 19; Day’tron Derrell Smith, 18; Da’Juan Oshea Degrate, 18; Demond Canada, 19; Cory Darnell Hall, 18.
Six men are facing more than 1,300 years in prison each after being accused of gang raping a 15-year-old high school student.
According to the police, Douglas Demond Canada, 19, and Da’Juan Oshea Degrate, 18, convinced the teen to cut class at Waco High School, where all three are students on April 23.
When the girl arrived at the home where they were planning to 'hang out,' four other men were there: Devoric Javon Evans, 20; Lamont Tray Davis, 19; Day’tron Derrell Smith, 18; and Cory Darnell Hall, 18.
According to authorities, Hall stated that he heard the girl telling Canada to stop when he began to rape her in the bathroom.
According to court, documents, she told police: "I told him to stop, but he wouldn't. Then he walked me out to the bedroom and the other boys were there. They all had sex with me one at a time."
A grand jury in Waco, Texas, charged Canada with 13 counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and three counts of sexual assault of a child.
The other five are each charged with 13 counts of first-degree felony aggravated sexual assault of a child and two counts of sexual assault of a child.
Together each man faces more than 1,300 years in prison.
The steep sentence is because the men were indicted of 'acting in concert' with each other - making each one responsible for the other's crimes.