2 men found guilty in spring break sexual assault in Florida
Posted September 16
PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Two former students at an Alabama university are being held without bail after jurors found them guilty of sexual battery during a spring break attack in Panama City Beach.
It took the jury about two hours to reach the verdict Thursday. After their decision was announced, 23-year-old Ryan Austin Calhoun and 23-year-old Delonte Martistee were taken into custody. Sentencing was set for Oct. 21.
The assault, which investigators referred to as a "gang rape," happened in March 2015.
Jurors watched several versions of a video that showed the victim lying on a beach chair while the two former Troy University students fondled her.
The News Herald (http://bit.ly/2cBNcMu ) reports the incident, along with a couple of others that year, led to a slew of new spring break-related laws.