LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Rape charges have been dismissed against three men who were accused of taking part in a sexual assault of a woman in the shower at a home in Sulphur.
DA spokeswoman Patsy Dugas confirmed that first-degree rape charges against Ricardo Valadez, Jose Martinez, and Jimmy Alvarez were dismissed today. A charge of video voyeurism against Alvarez was also dismissed.
Initial bond was set at $1.25 million each when Martinez and Alvarez were arrested in May. Martinez bonded out of Calcasieu Correctional Center on $125,000 bond on Oct. 30, and Alvarez bonded out on $135,000 bond on Nov. 6.
Valadez was never arrested. A warrant for his arrest has been recalled.
Martinez and Alvarez's attorneys released statements.
King Alexander, Alvarez's attorney:
Michael Antoon, Martinez's attorney: