Woman files lawsuit against alleged attackers in prom party assault

Woman files lawsuit against alleged attackers in prom party assault

A former Calhoun High School student filed a lawsuit against three alleged attackers accused of sexually assaulting her during a prom party.

According to Channel 2 Action News, the woman said in the lawsuit alcohol and date rape drugs played a part in three former students raping her as another watched during a prom after-party two years ago.

The victim was 18 at the time of the alleged rape.

An onlooker, parents and the Coosawattee River Resort in Gilmer County are also named in the lawsuit, the news station reported.

The woman alleged a couple allowed their daughter to host an unsupervised party for at least eight girls with enough alcohol to “float a canoe down the Coosawattee,” Channel 2 reported.

The men named in the lawsuit – Fields Chapman, Avery Johnson and Andrew Haynes – were charged with aggravated sexual battery for the alleged rape that took place in May 2014.

After a judge threw out the indictment over legal flaws, the men were given additional charges including sodomy and public indecency on top of the sexual assault charges, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.

Chapman and Haynes had previous underage drinking arrests months before they were arrested. Chapman was on probation at the time of his arrest for the sexual assault.

The men were also student athletes at Calhoun High School.

The victim’s lawyer, Terry Jackson, told Channel 2 his client just wants some justice.

“She’s in counseling,” he said, “I don’t know that you ever get over a thing such as this.”

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