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Teen suspect in cabin party rape in Georgia to face more charges

One of three teen suspects in an aggravated sexual battery case will face additional charges per Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson.
One of three teen suspects in an aggravated sexual battery case will face additional charges per Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson.
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One of three 18-year-old Calhoun High School athletes in Georgia will be facing additional charges regarding a rape case involving a female 18-year-old victim, according to the latest update from the Times-Courier, who spoke with Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson on June 3, 2014.

"There have been a few developments," Sheriff Nicholson said, but "it's something we can't release right now. But I will tell you this--most probably, additional charges will come against one that has already been arrested."

Fields Chapman, Avery Johnson and Andrew Haynes are the three suspects arrested and charged with one count of aggravated sexual battery each, as well as one count of possession of alcohol by a minor. The three high school senior athletes were released on $50,000 bond after turning themselves into authorities when law enforcement contacted their legal representatives.

The alleged attack occurred at a cabin located in the Coosawattee River Resort following the Calhoun High School prom, and photos of the crime scene reflect that the property--currently listed for sale on Highrises.com for approximately $240,000 (and the property of one girl in attendance)--was in a secluded mountain area bordering the local river. The home contains three bedrooms and baths in addition to other spaces available for use by the 25 teens who were in attendance that night, unchaperoned and drinking illegally.

The heavy use of alcohol at the party continues to dominate conversations on social media regarding the case, with the sheriff quoted in the Daily Citizen News earlier as saying "There was enough alcohol there to float a canoe down the Coosawattee River."

Charges are expected to be brought against all those underage in attendance who the sheriff can prove was drinking that night, in addition to whatever additional charges now face one of the suspects arrested for aggravated sexual battery.