CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- State Police are investigating three Logan County sheriff's deputies and one Chapmanville police officer in connection with the alleged gang rape of a 22-year-old woman.
State Police Sgt. R.D. Perry said the investigation is ongoing and he is waiting for evidence to be processed in the State Police crime lab. No charges have been filed, he said.
Perry did not release names of the officers allegedly involved but did confirm the basic details of the allegations.
The woman told police she was with her boyfriend and another male friend in the early morning hours of Sept. 7. They left the Glitter Girls strip club in Logan and drove a short distance before stopping the car along the side of the road under an overpass. She said she and her boyfriend got into a fight and he started walking away from the car.
A Logan County Sheriff's Department vehicle allegedly came upon him. Inside were three Logan deputies and one Chapmanville officer, Perry said.
The alleged victim's mother said the four officers asked the man specifically about her daughter.
Perry said the boyfriend pointed in the direction of his girlfriend's car, at which point the officers drove to the car.
They took the woman out of the car, which was still parked along the side of the road, and gave her a field sobriety test, which she failed, Perry said.
"She didn't even notice them; they came up without lights or anything," her mother said. "The first thing she knows there are lights shining in her car. ... She was drunk, plastered. That's why she wasn't driving home."
The woman's boyfriend came back to the car as police were searching it, her mother said. She said the officers knew who her daughter was, though she didn't know them.
"That's the creepy part," she said. "[The boyfriend] was getting irate - really, really upset."
Perry said the officers reportedly came upon the situation and were not looking for the woman.