Three men arrested in connection to rape of LSU student released from jail on bond

Brooks had a blood alcohol content of .319%, nearly four times Louisiana's legal limit, detectives later found.

Published: January 26, 2023 12:32pm

Updated: January 27, 2023 7:11am

Three men have been released on bond after being arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a Louisiana State University student who was fatally struck by a vehicle shortly after the encounter. 

Kaivon Washington, 18, who is facing a third-degree rape charge, was released on $150,000 bond Thursday, records show.

Everett Lee, 28, and Casen Carver, 18, who are also charged in connection to the alleged rape, were released from jail Tuesday on $75,000 and $50,000 bond, respectively. 

The student, Madison Brooks, was struck by a car and died at the hospital last week after the incident.

Judge Brad Myers required the three men to each wear an ankle monitor and remain under house arrest, according to a local ABC affiliate.

An unidentified 17-year-old remains in juvenile jail pending a court hearing for third-degree rape charges in the case.

Washington, Lee's nephew, told police that he and the four males drove Brooks home from a bar. He said he and the 17-year-old then took turns having consensual sex with her in the back of the car while Lee and Carver were in the front of the vehicle.

Brooks had a blood alcohol content of .319%, nearly four times Louisiana's legal limit, detectives later found from bloodwork. 

The suspects said they dropped the girl off in a neighborhood, where she was later hit and killed by a car. 

Myers said he watched a video from one of the suspects. He said footage shows the men "callously" laughing as the girl slurred her words, but the assault was not filmed. "The evidence to me is clear," he said, according to local outlet WAFB.

According to affidavits and medical reports issued by the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office, Brooks had injuries consistent with sexual assault.

In addition, videos from businesses in the surrounding area reportedly show Brooks leaving with the males in a vehicle. They surrendered to authorities Monday.

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