Three Columbia men charged with forcible rape and felonious restraint were arraigned Thursday, while a fourth suspect in the crime was taken to University Hospital for an undisclosed health problem.
Frank Kalvin Mosley Jr., 20, of Kansas City was scheduled to be arraigned via video, along with Christopher Anthonn Robinson, 21, Carlos Lamont Dudley, 17, Jermoan D. Walker, 22, all of Columbia, but was transported to the hospital instead, the Boone County Criminal Clerk’s office reported.
No information was available from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department or University Hospital about why Moseley, who was still being evaluated Thursday evening, needed medical attention.
A 20-year-old Columbia woman went to a local hospital Tuesday, saying she had been sexually assaulted earlier that morning, police said. The woman told police she had gone to a residence in the 1400 block of Avatar Court to visit two female cousins, who were being visited by the suspects.
Capt. Mike Martin said the victim reported Robinson and Dudley held her down while Mosley and Walker raped her.
The victim gave police the first names or nicknames of the four suspects and police identified Robinson, Mosley, Dudley and Walker during a search of the residence. Officers also recovered physical evidence of the assault, Martin said, including indications of possible drug use.
The four men turned themselves into police Wednesday. Martin said the men came to the Columbia police headquarters at around 3 p.m. after being told by a relative that they were wanted for questioning.
“They might not have known they were going to be arrested,” Martin said.
The investigation is ongoing, Martin said, and officers are trying to talk with people the woman might have been in contact with. Police are also considering whether to press charges against the victim’s cousins, at least one of whom witnessed the alleged assault, but did not attempt to stop it, Martin said.
All four men are in custody in lieu of $150,000 bond.