Hunter said he was not aware of allegations that sheriff's deputies were harassing the alleged rape victim or her family. He said he had no other comment and referred all questions to Bennett.
The alleged victim said three Logan County sheriff's deputies and a Chapmanville police officer took her to a secluded spot early on the morning of Sept. 7, where she was raped by three of the four men.
The woman told police she was with her boyfriend and another male friend at the Glitter Girls strip club in Logan. After they left, they 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 County deputies and one Chapmanville officer, State Police Sgt. R.D. Perry, the officer conducting the investigation, said previously.
Perry said the woman alleged the following:
The boyfriend pointed in the direction of his girlfriend's car, and the officers drove to the car. They took the woman out of the parked car and gave her a field sobriety test, which she failed.
The officers told the couple's friend to take the woman's boyfriend home and then to come back.
After the two men left, the four police officers took the woman to a secluded spot, apparently along W.Va. 44 between Logan and Whitman.
There, three of the officers raped her. The fourth officer was drunk and throwing up.
After the assaults, the four officers took the woman to a church parking lot near her home, where they dropped her off.
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