Rape charges not pursued against marines, former student
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Prosecutors in Louisiana have refused to pursue charges against three Marines and a Tulane University graduate accused of rape.
News outlets report Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office announced Wednesday that the charges were being refused.
Twenty-year-old Alexander Davenport, 22-year-old Matthew Farrell and 19-year-olds Antonio Landrum and Jared Anderson were accused of raping at least one woman while visiting a New Orleans home this year.
Detective Anya Coleman testified at a June hearing that one of two women involved in the case had texted a roommate during the reported assault that “everything was fine.”
Coleman said the other woman declined to undergo a sexual assault exam. Coleman also has said the timeline provided by the women was confusing.