3 indicted in after-prom assault case

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GILMER COUNTY, Ga. - A Gilmer County grand jury returned indictments against the three former Calhoun High students arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a student at an after-prom party on May 11.

Fields Chapman, Andrew Haynes and Damon Avery Johnson were each indicted on felony charges of aggravated sexual battery and sexual battery. Chapman and Haynes are also accused of one count each of sodomy. 

They are accused of being involved in the sexual battery of another high school student at an after-prom party.

They were seniors at Calhoun High School at the time the incident occurred.

According to the Gilmer County Sheriff's Office, the incident took place at an Ellijay cabin that students had rented for a post-prom party on May 10.

The following day, the victim contacted an investigator and said that she was in a hospital and that earlier that morning she had been raped by "multiple guys."

The statement said the student passed out in an upstairs bathroom and was unable to remember who had committed the crime.

Authorities say the party was attended by 20-25 Calhoun High School Students and other young adults.

There is also an alleged second female victim who was subject to sexually explicit images and videos taken with Chapman’s iPhone.

As a result, he is additionally charged with 28 counts of misdemeanor sexual exploitation of children.

The suspects were banned from graduation in May. 


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