Madison Brooks Suspect Faces Second Rape Charge For Alleged Abuse Of Minor In 2020

One of four suspects charged in the rape of LSU student Madison Brooks — who was fatally struck by a car after the alleged assault — has been arrested in connection with another rape dating back to 2020.

Kaivon Washington, 18, was charged this week with third-degree rape in the Jan. 15 incident involving Brooks, then posted bond Thursday and was released in Baton Rouge. On Friday, he turned himself in to authorities in Livingston Parish, about half an hour away, where he was charged with first-degree rape stemming from an incident three years ago, according to The lawyer.

Arrest documents show a 12-year-old girl told police Washington had raped her at a pool party in Walker in May 2020, the newspaper reported. He allegedly followed her into a room in her apartment, pulled off her towel, threw her on the bed and raped her while covering her mouth, according to the affidavit.

“After I said no about four or five times, he pushed me, he pulled off my towel and pushed me onto the bed and he raped me for almost an hour,” the sobbing victim told local journalist Kiran Chawla.

The victim reported the rape to the police in 2021, telling the reporter how she plucked up the courage to tell her mother about the attack, the teenager’s voice changed to protect her identity.

“One day I wrote everything down in a notebook and I left it open on my bed. I went to school and while I was at school, I texted my mom. I told her to go and read the notebook that was in my room.”

After the girl and her mother went to Walker police in 2021, no charges were filed — but the case was reopened after Washington was arrested for the Brooks rape and Livingston Parish authorities spoke with a female juvenile witness, The Advocate.

The independent has contacted attorney Ron Haley, who represents Washington in the Brooks case.

The 18-year-old and a 17-year-old – who cannot be named because he is a minor – are charged with third-degree rape, while Everette Lee (28) and Casen Carver (18) are charged with principal. to rape in the Brooks assault.

A 19-year-old Alpha Phi sorority sister, she had spent the night of Jan. 14 at Reggie’s Bar, where video showed her stumbling and struggling to stand in front of at least one of the suspects before they left the bar together, according to an arrest warrant.

Investigators said Brooks was then sexually assaulted by the four men in a car before they let her go. A car driver then hit the 19-year-old, and she died hours later in hospital.

At a bond hearing this week, 19th Judicial District Judge Brad Myers said he had seen a video filmed by one of the four suspects inside the car with Brooks.

The judge said the video shows the suspects “hairlessly” laughing at the drunk 19-year-old woman as she slurred her words, local outlet WAFB reported.

Lee and Carver posted bond and were released on Wednesday and Washington on Thursday, while the 17-year-old’s bond hearing has been postponed until February.

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