Two men jailed for 10 years after raping woman in broad daylight spring break 2015

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS, Source The DailyMail

Two former students at an Alabama university have been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman in Panama City Beach, Florida, in broad daylight during spring break in March 2015.

The News Herald reports that 23-year-old Ryan Austin Calhoun and 24-year-old Delonte Martistee were sentenced on Friday.

They were convicted last month of sexual battery by multiple perpetrators. Besides prison time, both men have also been designated as sex offenders.

Delonte Martistee, 23 (left), and Ryan Calhoun, 24 (right), have been jailed for 10 years

Delonte' Martistee, 22, (pictured) has been charged in connection with the alleged rape after police in Troy, Alabama, found the clip on a cell phone during another investigation   Ryan Austin Calhoun (pictured), 23, has been arrested in connection with the alleged rape after police in Troy, Alabama, found the clip on a cell phone during another investigation

During the trial, jurors watched several versions of a video that showed their victim lying on a beach chair while the two former Troy University students fondled her.

The video showed several men assaulting the incapacitated woman on Panama City Beach while a crowd of spring-break revelers watched.

The victim told authorities she thought she had been drugged and didn’t remember the incident well enough to report it.

Caught on camera: This is a screen shot from a video clip released by the Bay County Sheriff’s Office showing the moment a man raped a woman on the crowded beach

The full horror of the assault was only uncovered while Troy University police were investigating a shooting when they discovered the callous assault had all been captured on film.

At the time, the Bay County Sheriff’s Office released a short video of the crowd they said was present.

The recording showed a seemingly normal day at the beach for dozens of bikini-clad spring breakers goofing off and standing around talking about Instagram.

The March 2015 attack, along with several other incidents that year, led to a slew of new spring break-related laws.

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