Cops: Gwinnett girl 'in and out of consciousness' while rape was filmed

The girl that authorities believe was raped last month near a Gwinnett County high school was "in and out of consciousness" during the assault, according to newly obtained arrest warrants.

Three male juveniles and 17-year-old Cameron Richard have been charged in the 16-year-old girl's assault, which reportedly happened May 3 in a "bus lot" near Snellville's South Gwinnett High School. The alleged rape was recorded and later "transmitted around the school," Snellville police Chief Roy Whitehead has said.

Police have released few other details about the incident, but arrest warrants obtained Tuesday by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution provided more details.

Richard, the lone suspect old enough to be charged as an adult, has been charged with rape and possession of child pornography. The warrants allege that he "did record on his cellphone two males having intercourse with a juvenile victim that is laying on the ground in and out of consciousness due to being under the influence of Xanax and marijuana."

Richard is also accused of raping the alleged victim, who warrants say was "unable to give consent for the intercourse."

Police have previously said that "some or all of the five people in this case" left South Gwinnett and went to the bus lot off Skyland Drive that day "for the purposes of doing drugs."

Richard was arrested June 5 and, as of Tuesday afternoon, remained in the Gwinnett County jail without bond. His attorney did not immediately respond to requests for comment Tuesday.

The identities of the other suspects in the case — who are 15, 15 and 16 years old — have not been released because they are juveniles. The AJC does not identify alleged victims of sexual assault.

Gwinnett school officials referred questions about the case to Snellville police, but said Monday they will take appropriate action after authorities complete their investigation.

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