Washington indicted on two more first-degree rape charges

Kaivon Washington

BATON ROUGE – An East Baton Rouge grand jury indicted Kaivon Washington on first-degree rape in the Madison Brooks case Wednesday.

It comes after a different first-degree rape indictment for Washington in Livingston Parish on Tuesday, May 16.

In the EBR case on May 17, Washington was also indicted on another count of first-degree rape, sexual battery, and video voyeurism. The grand jury also indicted Karson Reed Jones on one count of first-degree rape.

This is the third rape case Washington is facing charges for.

“I’m pleased with all indictments and pray justice will be served for Madi and the two other survivors,” said Brooks’ mom Ashley Baustert.

According to the document, Washington and Jones allegedly committed the rape in Aug. 2022. The incident began 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, Jones, and some of his friends in the parking lot. Washington was in a group of friends that were 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 pulling 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.

Madison Brooks

Madison Brooks Case

Washington and three others were arrested in Brooks’ death.

Casen John Carver, 19, was indicted on first-degree and third-degree rape. Carver was initially charged with principle to third-degree rape when he was arrested in January. District Attorney Hillar Moore said the first-degree rape charge is a principal charge.

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

Deputies say that 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. Since their arrests, officials have charged Carter as an adult in the case. Three hours after hugging and dancing in the bar, Brooks can be seen on camera falling near the entrance of the bar, court records show.

Washington and Carter are both accused of taking turns having sex with Brooks in the back of a car before they dropped her off and she walked to Burbank where she was hit by a vehicle and killed.

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office said Brooks was hit around 3 a.m. The driver who hit Brooks remained on the scene and was not found at fault and was not impaired.

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