Three men have been indicted on a total of 72 charges in connection with an alleged rape at an off-campus apartment in Oxford in February.
Rodney Gibson, 21, Roger Simpson, 23, and Elijah Mincy, 21, are charged with
multiple counts of rape, sexual battery, kidnapping, complicity to rape and complicity to sexual battery.
Oxford police said they went to McCullough-Hyde Hospital on Feb. 12 and met with a patient who said she had been raped.
The 19-year-old woman was not a Miami University student, but was in town visiting friends.
Police said she had become separated from her friends at a party and was lured to another apartment on Southpointe Parkway by three men. The teen reported that while she was intoxicated, and going in and out of consciousness, she was raped by the men.
Police said that during the assault, the teen’s friends came to the apartment looking for her but were turned away.
Police also said the teen was forced to answer text messages saying she was OK, and she made attempts to leave but was forced back into the bedroom.
After the assault, the woman was driven to a bar uptown and told her friend what happened, police said.
Gibson, Simpson and Mincy were indicted in June and arrested last week.
“This was a significantly brutal crime for the victim,” assistant prosecutor Kelly Heile said. “The charges here on incredibly serious.”
During their arraignment on Monday, Gibson was the only one with an attorney present. Defense attorney John Keller said Gibson has fully cooperated with police, gave them DNA samples and has no prior criminal history.
“I would say that my client was or is a student at Miami University, started, I believe in 2014, was out for a year because of some surgical medical problems, and has been a student, he’s in the field of kinesiology. He also works part time, 22 hours a week through the cafeteria at Miami University, and in the summer, up until the point he was arrested, he was working full time,” Keller said.
The university directory also lists Mincy as a student employee. No one from the university responded to messages for comment.
Judge Michael Oster set Gibson and Mincy’s bond at $250,000 each. Simpson’s was set at $300,000 due to previous criminal convictions.