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Sheriff: Hundreds watched ‘gang rape’ in Panama City Beach, did nothing

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Two Troy University students allegedly filmed in the gang rape, 23-year-old Ryan Austin Calhoun, of Mobile, Ala., and 22-year-old Delonte Martistee, of Bainbridge, Ga., now face charges of sexual battery by multiple perpetrators. (Bay County Sheriff Dept.)

Two Troy University students allegedly filmed in the gang rape, 23-year-old Ryan Austin Calhoun, of Mobile, Ala., and 22-year-old Delonte Martistee, of Bainbridge, Ga., now face charges of sexual battery by multiple perpetrators. (Bay County Sheriff Dept.)

BAY COUNTY, Fla. – Two college students are under arrest after police found cell phone video allegedly showing the gang rape of an intoxicated teen outside a popular Panama City Beach bar during spring break.

Hundreds stood by in “broad, open daylight” as the 19-year-old woman, who appeared to be passed out on a chair behind the Spinnaker Beach Club, was sexually assaulted by one man after another, Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen told AL.com.

Many watched, some recording with their phones — but no one tried to intervene, officials said.

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 who allegedly appeared in the gang rape video, 23-year-old Ryan Austin Calhoun, of Mobile, Ala., and 22-year-old Delonte Martistee, of Bainbridge, Ga., now face charges of sexual battery by multiple perpetrators.

“Our culture and our society and our young people have got to the point where obviously this is acceptable somewhere, but I will tell you it is not acceptable in Bay County,” McKeithen told the paper, saying the video was “probably one of the most disgusting, repulsive, sickening things that I have seen this year on Panama City Beach, and I have seen a lot of them.”

Police tracked down the victim, but she told detectives she didn’t remember anything the next day and thinks she may have been drugged.

Panama City Beach has long been a destination for spring break revelers, but authorities are fed up with the spike in criminal activity that comes from hosting the hordes of party-goers.  One official at the Bay County Sheriff’s Office compared spring break to a cancerous “tumor” that can spread to the rest of the body, affecting residents and local businesses.

Sheriff McKeithen said the investigation continues, and that additional arrests are expected.

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5 comments

  • NWNative

    punks that can’t get their own piece of a**. And why are 90% of the criminal activities that I see on the news done by african american guys?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

  • the walrus

    Will the gullible group that protests police brutality get involved here and protest the actions of these thugs against a woman? Nope.

  • Get Out

    Fucking black people want all this freedom and have this sense of entitlement. LMAFO Look how this country has folded into being a shit hole with all this ethnic and sexual orentation equality.
    God this country really is a shit hole with all these animals and morons.