Police in New Orleans have obtained an arrest warrant for a fourth suspect wanted in connection with a gang rape investigation following the arrest of three U.S. Marines charged in the case, authorities said on Saturday.
Two women, a Tulane University student and her friend, reported that they were raped by four men earlier this month at an off-campus home in New Orleans after a night out, according to the Times-Picayune newspaper.
The two women left a bar with one man and went to the house on April 15, the newspaper reported. Once there, the man, police identified as Antonio Landrum, 18, invited three other men to the residence.
The three men arrested are stationed at the Marine Corps Support Facility just outside New Orleans in Algiers, Louisiana, Marine officials said.
New Orleans police spokesman Gary Scheets said that the three suspects were turned over to police by the Marines, but he declined to provide other details of the case.
It was not immediately known whether the fourth suspect was also a Marine.