Three men, two teens charged in brutal rape that left Ky. boy with life-threatening injuries
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Five people, including two juveniles, are charged in a brutal videotaped rape that left a teenage Kentucky boy with life-threatening injuries.


Two men and two teenage boys were arrested earlier this week in the sexual assault of the 15-year-old boy Sunday at a home in Hopkinsville.

Investigators said the teen was treated for a life-threatening infection after the assailants punctured his colon during the assault and injured his bladder.

The boy remains in intensive care at a Tennessee hospital.

The attack was recorded on a cell phone and uploaded to Snapchat.

A third man, 18-year-old Sam Miller, was charged Thursday with first-degree sodomy, promoting a minor in a sex performance, use of a minor in a sex performance, and distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. He remains held on $100,000 bond.

Tyler Perry, 19, was charged with first-degree sodomy, tampering with physical evidence, promoting a sexual performance by a minor, and use of a minor in a sexual performance, and he remains held on $100,000 bond.

Dayton Jones, 20, was charged with first-degree sodomy, promoting a sexual performance by a minor, use of a minor in a sexual performance, and distribution of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor. He was held on $1 million bond.

Two 17-year-old boys were charged in the case. One of the juveniles was charged with first-degree sodomy and tampering with physical evidence. The other was charged with possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor.

Police said additional arrests are expected in the case.

The Christian County Sheriff’s Office said four of the suspects assaulted the teenage boy, videotaped the attack, and shared the video.

The victim and the suspects knew each other, deputies said.

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