Texas Teens Facing 1,300 years each in prison for gang-raping 15-year-old girl

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Devoric Javon Evans, 20; Lamont Tray Davis, 19; Day’tron Derrell Smith, 18
Bottom row (from left): Da’Juan Oshea Degrate, 18; Douglas Demond Canada, 19; Cory Darnell Hall, 18


A high school girl thought she was going to play hookie from school with just one male friend. What transpired was a violent nightmare that forever changed her life.

Five high school boys in Texas and one 20-year-old are staring at life in prison for reportedly gang-raping a 15-year-old girl who was duped into being alone with them.

The males were reportedly indicted on a total of 91 counts. If convicted on all charges, the young males could be sentenced to 1,300 years each in prison, eliminating the possibility of ever tasting freedom again.

According to the Waco Tribune, on April 23, Douglas Canada,19, and Da’Juan Degrate, 18, convinced the 15-year-old girl to cut school at Waco High School. The girl agreed to hang with her classmates at a home. But to her horror, when she arrived at the house, she found out there were four other men where also inside.

Canada went first. He allegedly took the girl to a restroom and raped her. The girl told police that after Canada finished, the other males took turns having sex with her in a bedroom.

The four men who were at the home waiting for the young girl to arrive included Devoric Javon Evans, 20; Lamont Tray Davis, 19; Day’tron Derrell Smith, 18; and Cory Darnell Hall, 18.

After the six were finished with the victim, Davis drove the girl back to her high school. She immediately reported the sexual assaults and was taken to a hospital to have a rape kit performed. Canada faces a maximum of 1,360 years in prison while the others face 1,340 years in prison.

The men are now entangled even further than the counts of rape because of a Texas law known as “acting in concert.” It makes every person at the scene of a crime responsible for the crime committed even if they took little or no part in it.

 

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