“I hope me speaking up will give each and every other person that he has raped or sexually assaulted the courage to speak up.”
Unfiltered with Kiran has learned that Kaivon Washington, the 18-year-old charged with raping LSU sophomore Madison Brooks before she was hit by a car and killed, is the suspect in two separate sexual assaults in Livingston Parish.
The victim in one of those alleged sexual assaults is coming forward with her story. UWK has chosen not to identify the woman. She was 12-years-old when she says she was victimized by Washington in 2020.
She says that she was at a pool party when she met Washington, a then student at Walker High School. She says that her friend wanted to sneak a boy into an apartment. She says she helped her friend by covering up her mom’s ring camera with a towel.
That’s when she says Washington allegedly forced his way into the apartment as well.
“After me saying no about four or five times, he pushed me,” the victim recalls through tears. “He pulled my towel off, and he pushed me onto the bed and he raped me for almost an hour. When he finished raping me he got up and told me to ‘go check myself’ and he left.”
“I just felt like she was never going to get justice”
The pre-teen did what is often typical for rape victims. She was afraid and didn’t tell anyone about what happened.
She says it took her nearly a year before she got the courage to tell her mom.
“One day I wrote it all down in a notebook, and I left it open on my bed. I went to school and while I was at school, I texted my mom. I told her to go read the notebook that was in my room.”
The girl’s mom, who UWK is also not identifying to protect the victim, says that after she read the letter, she took her daughter to Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital who called the Walker Police Dept. to report the crime.
A report was filed with Walker PD on March 10, 2021 against Washington as the suspect in a first degree rape. But the victim’s mom says she felt Walker police ignored her daughter’s case.
“I feel like after the police was told, they just kind of swept it away and never kept up with it,” the victim’s mom said. “I just felt like she was never going to get justice.”
Break in the case?
UWK was scheduled to talk with Walker Police Chief David Addison Thursday afternoon. An hour before the interview was set to take place, the interview was canceled. Walker Police said they had no comment about the case.
However, UWK has learned that Walker Police claim the suspect and the victim’s stories did not match in 2021, so the case hit a dead end.
After Washington’s arrest in Brooks’s case earlier this week, the teen victim in the 2020 incident shared her story publicly on social media. UWK has also learned that Walker Police found a witness to the alleged rape, and they are now moving forward with possible charges against Washington.
The day after this report was shot, Walker Police did arrest Washington charging him with the first degree rape of the 12-yr-old in 2020.
“I feel like if Walker police had listened to me when I told them that (he) was a rapist, (Brooks) would have never gotten raped,” the teen said.
UWK is told Washington is also the suspect in another alleged rape. That incident allegedly happened in Livingston Parish in 2021. UWK has reached out to Washington through his father for a comment to this report. So far, the family has not released a statement or decided to speak about the case.
The teen says she hopes that by her speaking up, she is encouraging other rape victims to share their story.
“If you’ve been raped or sexually assaulted by Kaivon Washington, I want you to know that you’re not alone. I know it’s hard, but if you speak up, hopefully, hopefully he will get put in jail forever, and we will get justice. Not only for Madison Brooks, but for all of us that he has done this to.
Madison Brooks Case
The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office charged Washington and three others in connection with the death of Brooks.
Washington and a 17-year-old were both charged with third-degree rape.
Casen Carver, 18, and Everett Lee, 27, have been booked and charged with principle to third degree rape.
Deputies say that Brooks was seen at Reggie’s bar in Tigerland hours before she was killed. Deputies say Brooks and the 17 year old were seen hugging and dancing inside the bar. Three hours later, Brooks can be seen falling near the entrance of the bar, the affidavit states.
Carver says that he noticed Brooks was drunk, and that she was unable to find her friends. He told deputies that he did not want to leave her alone, and he offered her a ride home.
Inside the vehicle with Carver were the 17 year old suspect, Washington and Washington’s uncle. Carver told deputies that Brooks sat in the back of the vehicle with the 17 year old and Washington.
Carver said that he “drove a short distance to a nearby street …and parked,” the affidavit says. The report goes on to say that Brooks and the 17 year old had sex in the back seat of the car. Washington and another passenger got out of the car at this time.
Carver told deputies, according to the affidavit, that after the sex, the 17 year old exited the vehicle and Washington re-entered the vehicle. That’s when Carver says that Washington then had sex with Brooks. Carver said Brooks consented to sex with both men, but admitted that she was too impaired to give proper consent, the affidavit states.
Brooks was eventually dropped off in a subdivision, the affidavit states.
Brooks died after being hit by a vehicle on Burbank Drive at Pelican Lakes Parkway on January 15th. The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office said Brooks was hit around 3 a.m. The driver who hit Brooks remained on scene and was not found at fault and was not impaired.
Brooks was taken to the hospital where she was placed on vent, but the family did end up pulling her off life support. Brooks donated her organs.
Brooks was a sophomore at Louisiana State University. The university said she had just been accepted into the Manship School of Mass Communication.
LSU President William Tate IV is leading a call for change following the rape and death of Brooks.
Tate says that he hopes “our collective grief and outrage” can lead to action on underage drinking. Tate says he plans to call a meeting with owners of local bars and other businesses to discuss “real and long-lasting solutions.”
“Our action plan starts with a deep and relentless focus on any establishment that profits off our students by providing alcohol to underage individuals,” Tate said. “We will work openly against any business that doesn’t join us in efforts toward creating a safer environment for our students.”
Brooks and three of the men accused in her assault were all underage and drinking at Reggie’s in Tigerland the night she died.
“Madison was a daughter, a granddaughter, a sister, a niece, a classmate, and a friend to many of you,” said Tate in his statement. “What happened to her was evil, and our legal system will parcel out justice.
Tate said he will share additional action items in the coming days.