Suspect in Madison Brooks case faces additional charge: video voyeurism

BATON ROUGE — Casen Carver is one of the four young men arrested in the Madison Brooks case and now facing an additional charge. He’s now charged with video voyeurism for allegedly recording the night Madison Brooks is said to have been raped and killed.

Brooks was the LSU student who multiple men allegedly raped before she was dropped off and then hit by a car in January 2023.

According to the arrest warrant, Brooks had a blood alcohol concentration of .319, which was considered alcohol poisoning and 16 times the legal limit for anyone under the age of 21.

Carver, 19, was indicted on first-degree and third-degree rape in May. He was initially charged with principle to third-degree rape when he was arrested in January 2023. Carver was driving the car Brooks was allegedly raped in before her death.

Authorities say Brooks was seen at Reggie’s bar in Tigerland hours before she was killed. Deputies said Brooks and Desmond Carter were seen hugging and dancing inside the bar. Carter, a juvenile at the time, was charged as an adult in the case. Three hours after hugging and dancing in the bar, Brooks was seen on camera falling near the bar entrance, court records show.

According to arrest documents, Carver said 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 Carter, Kaivon Washington and Washington’s uncle. Carver told deputies that Brooks sat in the back of the vehicle with Carter and Washington.

Carver said he “drove a short distance to a nearby street …and parked,” the affidavit says. The report goes on to say that Brooks and Carter 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 sex, Carter exited the vehicle and Washington re-entered the vehicle. That’s when Carver said Washington 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.

Washington, 18, & Everett Lee, 27, were also arrested in the case.

A special grand jury convened on Jan. 11, 2024 and indicted Carver on one more charge: video voyeurism. Because it is a new charge, he had to be arrested again and booked for the charge.

Court records obtained by Unfiltered with Kiran show Carver allegedly videoed certain areas of Brooks’ body and shared that video without her consent.

Records say from Jan. 15, 2023 through Jan. 16, 2023, Carver allegedly used an image recording device to “view, photography or video tape” Brooks’ private areas without her permission.

Plus, records show the videoing was allegedly used for “lewd or lascivious purpose” and/or shared with other individuals without Brooks’ consent.

Video voyeurism carries a fine up to $500 and/or a maximum sentence up to six months.

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