Woman gang-raped then brutally beaten in Frayser - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Jason Miles

Woman gang-raped then brutally beaten in Frayser

A metal shed behind a house on Knox Street in Frayser is the scene of the crime.  It's where police say three men gang raped a woman before severely beating her.  Still naked, she was then tossed into a vacant lot over the fence.

"That's messed up," said one neighbor.  "More than messed up," he added.  "That's outrageous!"

Donnie Mauldin is among those horrified by the crime.

"She's got skull fractures," said Mauldin.  "They twisted her arm and broke it in three or four places," he added.

Mauldin lives with the victim.  He considers her a sister.  He's glad police got to the suspects before he did.                

"'Cause I was sure about to do it for them," said Mauldin.

Memphis Police say everything started as the victim walked toward the corner store Saturday evening.  Two of the suspects approached her and demanded sex.  She ran to a nearby house for help, but didn't find any.  She was then dragged behind another house across the street and into the shed where she was raped by the two men.  The third suspect, who was sitting on the front porch, did not help.  He joined in.

According to a police affidavit, the victim was beaten with a "corded power drill" after the rape for threatening to call police.  Finally, she was thrown over that fence.

"Judgment day -- that's all I got to say," said Donnie Mauldin.

Our attempts to talk to those who know the suspects were unsuccessful.

Suspects Odie Buckhanon and Cleveland Williams are each being held on $1 million dollars bond.  They are charged with Aggravated Kidnapping, Rape, and Attempted First Degree Murder.  Vincent Wallace is charged with only Rape.  Police say he actually took the victim to a nearby fire station when he found out she'd been beaten.

All are expected to be in court Thursday morning.


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