In New Jersey, a 19-year-old anonymous woman has claimed she is a victim to a ‘gang rape’ during a college fraternity party on the Ramapo College campus. She revealed in court that partygoers played ‘rock-paper-scissors’ to decide who would go first to sexually assault her. Bystanders watching began filming the horrific ordeal.
The night of the rape occurred on November 14, 2014, when a ‘Date Night’-themed party was being thrown by members of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Alcohol was presented to underage minors and students, which caused the female victim to black out, thus rendering her unconscious. That’s when a number of those at the party took turns raping her, while others stood by.
“Incredibly, rather than helping, (the defendants) watched and celebrated the assaults,” the lawsuit states. In June, New Jersey authorities and officials indicted five people for taking part in the alleged attack: Justin Sommers, Nakkem Gardner, Christian Lopez, Christopher Rainone and Jordyn Massood. Besides Massood, all were male participants in the incident, and besides Lopez who was 26 at the time, all other defendants were 20 years of age.
Lopez, Gardner, Rainone, and Sommers were charged with 17 counts that included aggravated sexual assault and for videotaping the victim while she was naked. Massood, along with Rainone and Sommers, were charged with encouraging or aiding the assault.
The school is facing to pay compensatory damages for emotional distress caused by the victim, and the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity has been suspended from campus. Below are pictures of defendants Sommers, Gardner, Lopez, Rainone, and Massood:
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