The second suspect in the Aug. 10 rape of a female, at Wyndham Gardens parking lot in Warsaw, was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail at 5:14 p.m. tonight.
Oscar Steven McDowell, 32, 626 N. Trumball Ave., Chicago, Ill., was booked on a charge of rape and held on $25,000 surety bond. He bonded out later this evening.
The first suspect, Charles M. Williams, 20, Waukegan, Ill., was arrested on Thursday, Sept. 25, on charges of rape armed with a deadly weapon. (See related story)
According to information at the time of Williams’ arrest, on the night of the incident, the victim was in the Warsaw area to attend a rap concert at a local nightclub. After the concert, she went to her car in the hotel’s parking lot and noticed several items had been stolen. She was in the backseat of her vehicle when three males approached and surrounded the vehicle.
The males forced themselves on the victim, sexually assaulting and choking her, for approximately 30 minutes.
A witness and relative of the victim, reported she came out of the hotel and observed four black males around the victim’s vehicle and a crowd of people, further from the vehicle, laughing and observing the assault. She could hear the victim in the car screaming and telling her assailants “no.”
The witness said she attempted to help, but a male placed a gun to her ribs and told her to “shut up an watch.” After the assault, three of the assailants got into a bluish SUV and left. The witness took a photo of the vehicle’s license plate.
The victim was taken to Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Center. Bruising around the victim’s neck, left leg and right arm were found during the investigation.
Warsaw Police determined the SUV was registered to Denise Gordon of Chicago, Ill. The vehicle was reported stolen to Chicago Police on Aug. 17.
After obtaining photographs from the concert and the hotel, officers were able to determine the identity of McDowell, known as Sinna Sin and Williams, known as B.C.