Three soldiers have been charged with sexually assaulting a woman in a hotel room in Austin in February 2012.
Police have charged Perris Dumas, 30, Timothy Slack, 33, and Marcus Davis, 32, with sexual assault.
According to the arrest affidavit, police were called by the victim on February 25, 2012. She told police that she woke up in a room at the Days Inn Austin Hotel in the 3100 block of north I-35. She said that when she woke up three other men were in the hotel with her. She claimed she was disoriented when she woke up and did not know the men or how she arrived at the hotel. She was partly undressed and felt like she had sex the night before. When she made a comment to that effect one of the men in the room replied that she had indeed had sex.
The victim said she kept asking the men what their names were but they would not tell her. She got dressed and went outside to catch a cab home. When she got home she realized what happened to her and called a family member. The family member encouraged her to call the police.
Officers arrived and took her to the hospital to have a forensic exam. Investigators also interviewed her at the hospital. The victim said she remembered going downtown and going to several bars with her friend. She also told investigators that she remembered walking a long time and being taken into a dark room. She claimed to also remember several people taking her clothes off. She recalled being placed in various positions throughout the night and the men having sex with her. She told investigators that she never consented to having sex with any of the three men.
Investigators contacted the management of the hotel and asked to view the surveillance footage. It allegedly showed three people walking the victim into a hotel room. The person who checked into the hotel room was identified by his military ID as Dumas.
Police also interviewed the friend of the victim who was with her on the night of the incident. She stated that while they were outside of one bars they were approached by three men. The victim's friend told police that the three men tried to flirt with them but they were not interested. She walked the victim across the street to another bar. However, she lost track of the victim when she walked away momentarily and could not get in touch with her until the next morning.
Four days after contacting police the victim said she received a phone call from Mr. Dumas. The victim contacted police who then monitored a phone call between the victim and Dumas. Police say that Dumas admitted his two friends had sex with the victim on the night of the incident. He claimed to have only had oral sex with her.
When he spoke of how intoxicated the victim was, Dumas allegedly said she was "wasted.com" and that "[she] was logged on girl." He also claimed to have had to help her walk downtown because she was "drunk as hell," and he as concerned she might be arrested for public intoxication.
Police contacted Dumas in May and asked to speak with him. According to court documents, Dumas told police he did not remember the incident or who was with him when he was in Austin. He claimed he would call police back to make an appointment but he never did.
On December 20 an arrest affidavit was filed for Dumas for the charge of sexual assault. Investigators arrested Dumas and questioned him about the night. According to police, he waived his right to remain silent and told police that the two people with him on the night of the incident were Slack and Davis. He told police that he witnessed the men having sex with the victim.
Investigators received warrants to obtain DNA samples from Slack and Davis. According to arrest affidavits, the two could not be excluded as suspects who left DNA on the victim on the night of the alleged sexual assault. Both Slack and Davis were then charged with sexual assault.