Men accused of beating, raping woman in Broad Ripple

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Two men were arrested after police said they beat and raped a woman who was walking to her car from a Broad Ripple bar.

Torrence Brown, 26, and Dewayne Lane, 22, face charges of rape, battery, criminal deviate conduct and criminal confinement.

The men, who are cousins, are accused of snatching the woman, who is in her 20s, in the 700 block of Broad Ripple Avenue on the night of Dec. 30.  After beating the victim and raping her multiple times, the suspects left her on a snowy sidewalk, according to court documents.

Police said the victim made her way to a house, approximately eight miles away from where the incident occurred, and rang the doorbell.  The homeowner called 911.

The victim suffered from a brain injury called subarachnoid hemorrhage, stated court documents. The injury impacted the woman’s memory, but police said she was able to recall enough information to assist in the investigation.

Authorities said they were later able to track the woman’s missing cellphone to Lane’s house.

Brown and Lane were transported to the Marion County Jail.  They are expected to appear in court for a jury trial on June 17.



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