Details of rape, torture, rescue shared in court

first_imgCHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Amended charges were filed Tuesday against five of six white defendants accused of torturing a black woman for days in rural West Virginia, the graphic details of which were described for the first time in court. Carmen Williams, the woman’s mother, left a hearing in Logan County Magistrate Court in tears after listening to the allegations. Magistrate Jeffrey Lane referred the case against Frankie Brewster, 49, to a grand jury for action. She owns the home where the suspected assault took place. In addition to charges of kidnapping, sexual assault and giving false information to police, the prosecutor filed three counts of misdemeanor battery against Brewster and dropped a charge of unlawful wounding. Police say Williams, 20, was tortured, sexually assaulted, forced to eat animal feces and taunted with a racial slur. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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