3 US Marines Charged with Rape in New Orleans

U.S. Marines (from left) Jared Anderson, Alexander Davenport and Antonio Landrum were arrested in New Orleans. (Photo courtesy Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office)
U.S. Marines (from left) Jared Anderson, Alexander Davenport and Antonio Landrum were arrested in New Orleans. (Photo courtesy Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office)

Three U.S. Marines were arrested and booked on rape charges Thursday and Friday, weeks after after an alleged incident involving a Tulane University student and her female guest.

The pair filed a police report against the Marines in early April, related to an encounter that began at The Boot -- a bar popular among college students, Fox8Live reported.

The Marines, identified as Antonio Landrum, 18, Jared Anderson, 18, and Alexander Davenport, 20, were all stationed at the Belle Chase Naval Station.

Landrum was booked with third-degree rape, Anderson was booked with first-degree rape, and Davenport was booked with two counts of first-degree rape, court records show, The Times-Picayune reported.

The alleged rapes took place on April 15 at one woman's off-campus home, to which the pair returned with a man later identified as Landrum, the victims told police, according to the report.

Landrum had sex with both women, described as "consensual" in some parts of the court documents, according to The Times-Picayune.

But the women also claim that Landrum "forced" them to have sex with him. One of the victims said he refused to stop after she'd asked him to, and resorted to shoving him away.

Landrum then invited three male friends, including Anderson and Davenport, to the home, warrant documents show.

One woman claims that Davenport forced her into oral sex, authorities said. She also admitted to having consensual sex with Anderson.

The other woman, who said she blacked out after having sex with Landrum, told police she "vaguely remembered" being violently raped by the other men.

She recalled one of them having a tattoo.

The three Marines reportedly contacted their Marine Corps supervisors about a "possible police report being filed on them," the warrant says.

Both Landrum and Anderson admitted to having sex with the women, authorities said, The Times-Picayune reported.

Landrum claims he called his friends to pick him up -- not to invite them inside the woman's home.

He also said he saw Davenport having sex with the second woman who was "passed out drunk."

Davenport did not provide a statement to police.

It's not clear who the fourth man at the scene was.

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