Investigation of rape underway


The Statesboro Police Department is investigating a report of rape of an unconscious female that allegedly occurred at The Cove at Southern early Monday morning.

One man, Joshua Denzel Brown, 20, was arrested and charged with rape, and Statesboro PD issued a warrant for the arrest of Nikilas Jamal Fussell for the same charge, according to a Statesboro PD news release.

At approximately 1:30 a.m. Monday Statesboro PD officers responded to a reported rape in progress at an apartment at The Cove, according to the news release.

The complainant reported that multiple males in the apartment were having sex with an unconscious female, according to the news release.

Officers made contact with the subjects and took voluntary statements. EMS transported the unconscious 20-year-old female to East Georgia Regional Medical Center. The victim had no apparent physical injuries, according to the news release.

Officials are still investigating the victim’s relationship to the suspects.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Statesboro PD.