Two teens are accused of sexually assaulting a girl they knew at her home last month and then sharing a video of the crime on Snapchat.
Residents might remember that Craig High School went into a lockdown April 6 after residents reported seeing two people running through backyards while carrying two long guns.
It appears the school was in no danger, but the two teens suspected of stealing the guns are also suspected in the sex assaults at the same house where the thefts happened.
A search warrant affidavit filed in Rock County Court says the girl told police the two boys visited her home in the early morning hours of Friday, April 6.
While there, one of the teens, Jwan J. Lamon, 17, of 2225 Garden Drive, Janesville, ordered the girl to engage in the acts with him and the other boy, and he threatened to kill her and her family if she didn’t do it, according to the affidavit.
The girl told police the boys recorded the acts on a smartphone and sent the video to “multiple” people, using the Snapchat app, according to the affidavit.
Police obtained a copy of the video.
The search warrant was approved and allowed police to collect a cheek-swab DNA sample from Lamon.
Lamon has been waived into adult court on charges related to the gun thefts.
Lamon did not appear in Rock County Court on Monday on the gun-theft charges. A bench warrant was issued.
The Rock County District Attorney’s Office said the sex-assault case against him is still under review.
The other teen has admitted to third-degree sexual assault, felony theft of firearms and felon in possession of a firearm, said Assistant District Attorney Dan Niedfeldt. The case is set for disposition—the juvenile version of sentencing—Tuesday, May 22.
Lamon is charged in a criminal complaint with possession of a firearm by an adjudicated delinquent, disorderly conduct using a weapon, obstructing, bail jumping and party to theft of firearms.
The complaint states the teens took a 12-gauge shotgun and a .22-caliber rifle from the home after visiting the girl.
The girl said the second teen called her early that morning and told her he was coming to her home, and the two “hung out.”
Then the boy got a text from Lamon, and he told the girl Lamon would join them, the complaint states.
She didn’t know Lamon well, but she let Lamon into the house around 6 a.m., and as they talked, Lamon mentioned he owed around $300 to someone in Milwaukee and wanted to get a couple of guns to pay the debt, the complaint states.
The girl told him she knew of several guns in the house “just laying around,” and Lamon said he would take two of them, the complaint states.
The girl told him not to take the guns, but he kept talking about it, the complaint states.
The girl said around 7:20 a.m. she went upstairs to get ready for school and told the boys to leave shortly after she did, the complaint states.
Police were dispatched to a report of people running with guns at 7:46 a.m.
Officers found the guns leaning against a tree in the 3100 block of Canterbury Lane, and the teens were stopped in the 3100 block of Palmer Drive, the complaint states.
The second teen had two cases of .22-caliber bullets, along with a woman’s ring and necklace in his pocket, the complaint states.
Lamon became an adjudicated juvenile for theft of a firearm in 2016, the complaint states, and he was previously waived into adult court in February on a charge of driving a vehicle without owner consent.