Two Chattanooga men accused of drugging and raping college student in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) – Two Chattanooga men have been charged with the rape of an 18 year old college student in Nashville.

Nashville police say the victim from Western Kentucky University  had gone to Nashville with a friend.

She says she believes she was drugged at  Honky Tonk Central on Broadway downtown.

She later told detectives she remembers two men driving her around in a vehicle, sexually assaulting her and then using her credit card at an ATM.

They eventually gave her her phone back so she could arrange a ride back to college, where she filed a complaint.

Nashville detectives were able to use LPR technology to follow the path of the suspect vehicle.

On Friday night, police chased two suspects in a drug deal on 4th Avenue South.

One was 36 year old Joseph Farmer from Chattanooga, who was also a suspect in the rape case.

He faces charges of aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, five counts of credit card fraud, theft, evading arrest, and two counts of possession of drugs.

The other suspect, 27 year old Trevor Casteel, remains at large.

Police have taken out warrants against him for aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, five counts of credit card fraud and theft.  He also has three unrelated warrants.


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