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Spring Break students suspended for charges in beach sex assault

2 years 6 months 1 week ago Sunday, April 12 2015 Apr 12, 2015 April 12, 2015 3:24 PM April 12, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Caroline McDougall

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - A star college athlete and a classmate from Alabama's Troy University have been suspended after authorities discovered a cell phone video that allegedly shows them sexually assaulting a woman at a beach while a large crowd of spring-break revelers watches.

Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen described the graphic video as the "most disgusting, sickening thing" he had ever seen. He says the footage shows several men surrounding an incapacitated woman on a beach chair.

The victim told authorities that she thought she had been drugged at the time, and didn't remember the incident well enough to report it.

Delonte Martistee, 22, of Bainbridge, Georgia, and Ryan Calhoun, 23, of Mobile, Alabama, were charged with sexual battery.

Court records do not list attorneys for either suspect.

Additional arrests are expected.

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