Posted on March 5, 2012

Nine Rape Suspects Indicted in Three Different Cases

Sydni Dunn, The Times-Picayune, March 3, 2012

An Orleans Parish grand jury this week indicted nine people on charges of aggravated rape in three separate cases. In one case, two teenagers and a woman were each charged with two counts of aggravated rape against a 5-year-old girl and a 6-year-old. The crimes occurred between July 1 and Sept. 10 and at least two happened in the same Gert Town block, according to Christopher Bowman, spokesman for District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro.

The defendants — Anthony Dean, 17; Janice Harney, 25; and Antoine Dean, 15 — are each being held in lieu of $2 million bail.

Bowman said he could not provide further details, such as whether any of the defendants or victims were related, or whether the two children were the same in each incident. {snip}

Also charged were five men accused of gang-raping a 53-year-old home-health nurse in a rundown fourplex in Gert Town in late January. Brian Beasley, 22; Jermaine Rumley, 21; Darren Holmes, 20; Glenn Elliot, 17; and David Quinn, 17, were charged with aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping and armed robbery. {snip}

The nurse was attacked on Jan. 26 on her way to visit a patient in the 4100 block of Thalia Street, according to court documents. Two men approached her and demanded money before forcing the woman to drive to an abandoned house about two blocks from where she was abducted. The victim told police up to six men, all wearing bandannas over their faces, raped her in the house.


Also charged this week was Jonathan Wilson, 27, who allegedly abducted and raped an 18-year-old high school student on Dec. 7. {snip}

The victim in this case was walking on Nashville Avenue to catch a streetcar on St. Charles Avenue when Wilson, who was armed with a handgun, forced her in his white Chevrolet Impala, according to court documents. The victim said Wilson drove her to Walnut Street and Leake Avenue and then to Gen. Pershing and South Prieur streets, assaulting her in each location. {snip}

[Editor’s Note: See the original article for pictures of the suspects.]