BATON ROUGE — The 18-yr-old facing a rape charge in LSU student Madison Brooks’ case, Kaivon Washington, is now facing his second charge for first-degree rape. That’s in addition to the third-degree rape charge in connection to Brooks’ case.
It comes after a woman, whose name and age have not been released, called Baton Rouge Police in Jan. 2023 to report an alleged incident in Aug. 2022 involving Washington at Reggie’s Bar in Tigerland.
According to court records, the woman was at Reggie’s Bar for a birthday party when she had multiple alcoholic drinks and ran into an acquaintance, Karson Jones, 18, and some of his friends in the parking lot. Washington was in the group of friends that was outside in the parking lot.
The woman allegedly told Jones she was too drunk to drive home so asked if she could stay at his home with him on St. Rose Ave. in Baton Rouge. At the house, court records say Jones and the woman started having consensual sex when Jones allegedly “suddenly pinned her down and became increasingly aggressive, at which time she repeatedly told him to stop and he repeatedly ignored her.”
The victim told police that Jones “continued to hold her down and rape her” and that’s when Washington allegedly “joined the act when he walked over and proceeded to touch the victim’s breasts and vagina without her consent.”
The victim even had text messages and said they were from Kaivon Washington where he “apologized and admitted to touching the victim, but claimed it was a result of Jones grabbing his hand and pulled it to the victim.”
Jones did admit to police that he did have sex with the victim in front of Washington. He also told officers that Washington did walk over to the bed as the two were having sex.
Meanwhile, Washington told police that he was present in the room while Jones and the woman were having sex.
Both Jones and Washington were arrested and are now charged with one count each of first-degree rape.
Ron Haley is representing Washington.
“Our offices were just made aware of additional allegations against Mr. Washington. We are in the process of investigating this matter. However, there are several concerns with the most recent charge. First, like the matter in Livingston, the “follow-up” investigation took place on or about 1/25/23. Secondly, the date of incident on Mr. Washington’s warrant is different from his co-defendant. Third, in the warrant for his co-defendant it does not mention anything regarding intoxication. It states the victim was having consensual sex with his co-defendant in the presence of Mr. Washington. Finally, the victim never accused Mr. Washington of having sexual intercourse with her, thus we are curious as to why he was charged with rape”Ron Haley
This is Washington’s second arrest for first-degree rape in less than three weeks. The first was in Livingston Parish after a report by Unfiltered with Kiran where Washington allegedly raped a 12-yr-old girl in 2020.
After that report, Washington turned himself into the Walker Police on Jan. 27, 2023 in connection to the alleged 2020 rape investigation.
The teenager told Unfiltered with Kiran that she was brave enough to report the incident to Walker Police in 2021 but that they did not thoroughly investigate the case until after Washington was arrested in connection to Brooks’ rape.
Unfiltered with Kiran had an interview scheduled with Walker Police on the story, but they cancelled an hour prior to it. Sources tell UWK that due to conflicting stories between Washington and the victim, the case did not go anywhere. However, additional sources said Walker Police claimed they could not find any witnesses to corroborate the young girl’s story in 2021 when the initial case fell in their lap but that witness said no one from Walker Police even called them in 2021.
After Washington’s arrest in connection to the Brooks’ case, Walker Police said they found a witness and sources confirmed to UWK that the witness said Jan. 2023 was the first time Walker officers called them.
Washington has been housed at the Livingston Parish Detention Center since his Jan. 27th arrest on a $250,000 bond. So far, he has not been able to make bond. Now with the additional charge, Washington will go to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison where he will be booked with the current first-degree rape. After that, he will have to return to the Livingston Parish Detention Center.