NEW ALBANY, Ind. -- There is new information about an alleged rape that took place in New Albany last week. Three suspects are accused of raping a 25-year-old woman who says she was so badly attacked that she had to undergo surgery. "It's just a bad thing, you know, it's sad that something like that would happen," said neighbor Eric Thomas.
Three men are accused of doing something so heinous that the Floyd County prosecutor referred to the case as being "one of the more egregious cases we've had in terms of rape."
New Albany police said 27-year-old Derek Hendricks, 25-year-old Paul Price and 22-year-old Andrew Devore have been arrested and charged with rape.
They said the alleged attack happened last Friday at Hendricks' apartment in the University Woods Apartment Complex in New Albany.
"I don't really know the guy," said neighbor Gabe Wingfield. "I think it's a terrible thing."
According to an affidavit for probable cause, the 25-year-old victim told a detective with the New Albany Police Department she met the three suspects just prior to the assault at the Good Times Bar in New Albany.
The affidavit said a witness at the bar "saw three subjects he knows leaving the bar with the victim," and later he identified the three men as the suspects.
NewsChannel 32 spoke to the mother of Hendricks and Price. She said her sons are innocent and the acts were consensual.
But according to the affidavit, the victim "...was compelled by the imminent threat of deadly force" which resulted in serious bodily injuries -- injuries that required her to have surgery at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
While New Albany police continue to investigate the case, the suspects are being held at the Floyd County Jail on $500,000 bond.