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Third Arrest Made in Spring Break Gang Rape That Was Caught on Video While Crowd Watched

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Bay County Sheriff

Police have arrested a third college student and charged him with participating in a gang rape that was caught on video during spring break in Panama City, Florida.

George Kennedy, a student at Middle Tennessee State University, has been charged with sexual assault by multiple perpetrators. He is being held without bond and has not yet entered a plea.

He is the third person to be arrested in connection with the alleged attack, which was recorded on a cell-phone video. The story gained widespread attention after police said that hundreds of spring breakers had watched the attack but done nothing to intervene.

Authorities learned of the attack while investigating an unrelated shooting in Alabama. A video of the assault was found on a witness’s cell phone.

Delonte’ Martistee, 22, and Ryan Austin Calhoun, 23, were arrested last week and charged with sexual battery by multiple perpetrators. Both men are students at Troy University in Alabama. They have bonded out of jail and are expected to enter a plea next week.

In a news conference last week, Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen called the attack “the most disgusting, sickening thing I have ever seen” and vowed that the perpetrators would be brought to justice.

“This is happening in broad daylight with hundreds of people seeing and hearing what is happening, and they are more concerned about spilling their beer than somebody being raped,” McKeithen told reporters.

The victim later told police that she thought she had been drugged at the time but did not remember the incident well enough to report it.

McKeithen says the uncertainty is another chilling facet of an already disturbing case. “She knows something happened,” he told reporters, “But she doesn’t know what.”

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