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Soldier wakes up in middle of night and finds her friend raping her

By Mason White 6:10 PM January 18, 2017
Woman passed out drunk (illustration)
By: Chan Yuan

A man took advantage of a drunk soldier and raped her while she was lying unconscious in her friend’s bed, according to police in Louisiana.

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Florida man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting the female officer stationed at the Fort Polk Military Base.

Maurice Antuan Speights, 32, of Tallahassee, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald Walter, after being convicted of one count of sexual abuse.

He was also sentenced to five years of supervised release, ordered to pay $3,570 in restitution and is required to register as a sex offender.

According to testimony and evidence presented at the two-day trial, Speights was an acquaintance of the victim who was temporarily residing at a relative’s home in Leesville.

Speights, the victim and a female friend went out for a night of drinking.

The female friend testified that the victim was so intoxicated that by the time the three returned to the female friend’s home, the victim passed out.

The female friend and Speights had to carry the victim to an upstairs bedroom. Speights acknowledged engaging in sexual intercourse with the victim, but claimed it was consensual.

The victim took the stand during the two-day trial and testified that she had no memory of anything that occurred until she woke up in the middle of the night with the defendant sexually assaulting her.

The case was tried by the U.S. Attorney’s Office because the crime occurred on the Fort Polk Military Base, where the United States has exclusive jurisdiction.