Waco, TX — Five teenagers attending Waco High School and one 20-year-old man may spend the rest of their lives in jail for the alleged attack and rape of a 15-year old girl. The men have already been arrested and indicted on a total of 91 counts, and if convicted, they could be sentenced up to 1,300 years each.
Then, one teenager allegedly took the girl to a bathroom and raper her, and afterwards the others took turns having sex with her in a bedroom. Next, they reportedly drove her back to school where she immediately reported the assault and was taken to a hospital and examined with a rape kit.
The men, Douglas Canada, 19; Da’Juan Degrate, 18; Devoric Javon Evans, 20; Lamont Tray Davis, 19; Day’tron Derrell Smith, 18; and Cory Darnell Hall, 18; all face more than 1,300 years in prison.
One reason why their sentences are so steep is because of a Texas law known as “acting in concert” which makes every person present at the scene of a crime responsible for the crime committed, even if they didn’t do anything.