INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Two Indianapolis men were arrested earlier this week for allegedly beating and raping a woman after abducting her from the Broad Ripple area on Dec. 30.
DeWayne Lane, 22, and Torrence Brown, 26, were arrested on Monday and both have been charged with two counts of rape, four counts of criminal deviate conduct, one count of criminal confinement and one count of battery.
The men told police they went out on Dec. 29 to celebrate Brown's birthday.
According to the probable cause affidavit, a woman, 22, told police she was raped, beaten and thrown from a vehicle.
Court documents say she was walking home from a Broad Ripple bar on Dec. 29 when she was approached by a group of men. The men started kicking her and beating her. While she was beaten, police say two men sexually assaulted her.
The affidavit says she was then thrown from a vehicle on a westside street – 8 miles from the bar where she was last seen walking. She then stumbled for a short time before banging on a door in the 1900 block of North Moreland Avenue to ask for help.
Police found her purse in the street on 2000 block of Tibbs Avenue, a block from where she was found, and her phone was missing.
She was taken to Methodist Hospital.
Hospital officials told police she had bruises that appeared to be consistent with her being strangled and she suffered a brain injury.
During the investigation, police found the woman's phone in a home on Bingham Court in Indianapolis.
According to court documents, DNA evidence links the two men to the incident.
The two are scheduled to appear in Marion County Criminal Court 3 for a hearing at 9 a.m. June 13. A trial is scheduled to 9 a.m. June 17.
Neither suspects have been arrested for any violent offenses.
Brown has been arrested for possession of marijuana and driving while suspended. Lane was arrested and pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle while suspended.
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