The Panama City Beach spring break gang rape investigators have now made a third arrest in the case. George Davon Kennedy, 21, was arrested in charges related to the gang rape, according to the Bay County Sheriff’s Office. Kennedy is reportedly from DeKalb County, Georgia and is a student at a the Middle Tennessee State University.
The third suspect in the Panama City Beach gang rape is being held in jail without bail. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the Florida gang rape video released by the Bay County Sheriff’s Office shows a passed out 19-year-old girl being sexually assaulted by a group of young men, as other college students simply walk on by about 10 feet away at the Spinnaker Beach Club. Panama City law enforcement officers discovered the gang rape video while searching for two suspects in the spring break sexual assault.
The Panama City Beach gang rape of the 19-year-0ld girl occurred in late March. Prior to the arrest of third suspect George Kennedy, the Bay County sheriff’s deputies arrested two Troy University students in the sexual assault on the Floria beach. Troy University is in Alabama. Both Delonte Martistee, 22, and Ryan Calhoun, 23, were arrested and charged with sexual assault last week. The Troy University students were suspended form the college after being charged in conjunction with the gang rape on the Panama City Beach.
Panama City police officials discovered that the third suspect in the gang rape had family in Georgia and contacted local authorities there for assistance. DeKalb County deputies made the arrest in the Atlanta area town where Kennedy lives. A Middle Tennessee State University spokesman confirmed that a George Davon Kennedy is a student but said officials hadn’t been notified of any arrest.
Florida police have not yet released many details associated with the spring break gang rape. The Bay County Sheriff’s Office believes the Panama City rape happened between March 10 and March 12 during the afternoon. The gang rape was only recently brought to the attention of law enforcement because Troy University police were investigating a shooting and found the video recording of the attack. The 19-year-old gang rape victim said she felt like she had been drugged and knew something had happened to her but could recall only a few details from that day.
Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen called the graphic gang rape video the “most disgusting, sickening thing” he had ever seen. Sheriff McKeithen also said the Panama City Beach gang rape reminded him of a scene where “wild animals preying on a carcass laying in the woods.” At least three young men surrounded the unconscious 19-year-old woman, as she sat seemingly passed out in a chair on Panama City Beach, according to police reports.