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Teen suspects in rape at Tom Brown Park released on bond

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Posted at 7:46 AM, Jun 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-10 12:47:37-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Three 16 year olds who will be tried as adults after being accused of kidnapping and raping a teenage girl at Tom Brown Park have been released from jail.

Demario Davis, Zaccheus Michael and Jacari Spencer each have all been released on a $20,000 bond following a bond hearing on Friday.

State attorneys filed a motion for pretrial detention on June 5, asserting that the teens should be held in custody because "there are no conditions of release reasonably sufficient to protect the community from the risk of physical harm to persons."

However, the motion was withdrawn and a motion to set bond was granted by Circuit Judge Francis Allman.

The same day, Michael's attorney also filed a motion asking that Michael's booking photo and personal information be withheld under Florida Statute 119.071 because he is a minor and has nine relatives that are active or retired law enforcement. Judge Allman has not yet ruled on that motion.

All three have entered in a plea of not guilty and have private attorneys. They have all been ordered to wear a GPS monitor and to refrain from contacting one another. The teens have also been ordered to stay away from the victim and her family.

A case management hearing is scheduled for July 17.


Teens accused of kidnapping, raping victim at Tallahassee park

Three 16-year-olds will be tried as adults after being accused of kidnapping a teenage girl and raping her at Tom Brown Park.

According to court documents, Tallahassee Police received a report in regards to a sexual battery involving a 15-year-old girl on May 23.

After receiving the report, officers immediately conducted an interview with the victim.

The victim told investigators that she was sexually battered by three teenage boys earlier that day. Documents say the boys were all 16-years-old and later identified as Demario Davis, Zaccheus Michael and Jacari Spencer.

According to court documents, the victim told police she had skipped school to be with Michael, who picked her up and drove her to a local apartment complex where Davis and Spencer were also present. After they hung out for a while, Michael was supposed to take the victim to school but instead drove her to Tom Brown Park.

Once they got to the park, court documents say Michael pulled the victim out the vehicle and held her against her will, after she repeatedly told him she wanted to leave.

The victim went on to tell officers that while she was at Tom Brown Park, all of the boys dragged her inside the women's bathroom and held her down.

Court documents say the boys then proceeded to rape the victim. When the boys finished sexually assaulting the victim, the victim said they told her "what happens in the group, stays in the group."

After the interview, the victim was given a medical exam. During the exam, investigators found physical evidence consistent with a sexual battery.

Documents say officers also investigated the scene at Tom Brown Park. Officers say they found used condoms in the same bathroom the victim said she was assaulted in.

On May 24, the victim was able to identify each of the boys in a photo line up.

Based on the evidence, Davis, Michael, and Spencer were all arrested and transported to the Juvenile Detention Center on May 27.

After further investigation, the state attorney's office ordered that the boys be transferred into the Leon County Detention Facility.

As of Wednesday, they are each being held without out bond on charges of lewd and lascivious molestation, sexual battery with multiple perpertrators and kidnapping.