Police First Disregard Rape Allegation, Then Later Bring Charges

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Victor Lebron Hunt
Victor Lebron Hunt

Police initially disregarded a rape allegation from an intoxicated woman, then investigated and made an arrest in the case after she was taken to jail.

Victor Lebron Hunt, 50, wound up being charged with rape and robbery.

In the incident Jan. 12, a witness told police that a woman advised she had been raped. The woman was wearing only a bra and pants when she approached and asked for help, the witness said.  

An officer spoke with the woman, "but was unable to get a complete statement due to her high level of intoxication. The officer told her she would have to report the allegations at a later time when she was sober. She then pushed the officer, which led to her arrest.

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The next morning the woman told jail personnel she was in severe pain after having been raped. She was transported to Erlanger Hospital and police were notified of the allegation.

She told police she had been attacked by a black male whom she only knows as "Vick" who lives in the River Glen Community trailer park.

Police said Hunt called police saying he had heard that an allegation was being made against him. Hunt first denied any sexual contact with the woman. He then claimed he saw the woman walking by with only a bra and pants on, and he said they ended up trying to have sex but did not consummate the act.

The woman said the night of the incident she gave Hunt a ride to a friend's house and to a liquor store. She said she then stopped near his house and asked him to get out. She said he refused to get out until she agreed to drink with him.

She said he began giving her liquor, but she said she noticed he was not drinking it. She said he then sexually assaulted her in the car.

Police said it was found during a rape examination that a tampon worn by the woman had been lodged behind her cervix. 

 


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