Cops: Mentally handicapped girl gang-raped at Gwinnett birthday party

A teenage girl with special needs was raped by three teenage males at a birthday party last month in Duluth, police say.

Chris Shon Da Vell Carter, 18, has been charged in the alleged assault along with a 14-year-old and 15-year-old.

Carter is a student at Duluth High School, records show. The juvenile suspects are being charged as adults, but the Duluth Police Department is not disclosing their names, a spokesman said.


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Chris Shon Da Vell Carter, 18, is one of three suspects charged in the alleged gang rape of a teenage girl with special needs. (Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office)

The girl was attending a friend’s birthday party at River Plantation apartments on March 3. After parents at the party left the apartment, three males forced the victim into a bedroom and forcibly raped her, a police report says. 

After the assault, the victim’s clothes were stained with blood near her “genital area,” according to the report. The victim threw the blood-stained clothes away when she got home from the party, the report says.

The victim told one person at the party that “something happened to her,” but would not go into detail. The girl told police that she was afraid to tell anyone what had happened. 

The victim and her parents reported the assault to police on April 9. Carter was booked into the Gwinnett County Detention Center on April 13. 

The 14- and 15-year-old suspects are being held in a juvenile facility.

The three have been charged with rape, aggravated sodomy, and false imprisonment in this case. Carter has also been charged with sexual battery against a child under 16, child molestation and theft by taking in connection with a separate sexual assault that allegedly occurred 10 days later.


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