Two North Carolina men in Miami over spring break were arrested for allegedly drugging and raping a 24-year-old woman who was found dead in her hotel room, authorities said Monday.
By Tamar Lapin
Evoire Collier, 21, and Dorian Taylor, 24, are also accused of stealing the unconscious woman’s credit cards and using them during their South Beach vacation, The Miami Herald reported.
Both men were caught on surveillance footage entering the Albion Hotel with the impaired victim, a Pennsylvania resident, police said.
The men had sex with the victim at the hotel and, at one point, Taylor allegedly forced himself on her as she appeared to be unconscious.
“The fact that the victim was under the influence of alcohol and narcotics, she could not have consented to sex with the defendants,” the police report states.
While their victim was passed out, the men snatched her credit cards, phone and cash and left her in the room “without any concern for her welfare or safety,” the report alleges.
First responders discovered the woman “semi nude” and dead in the room’s bed.
Cops were able to track down Collier — who fit the description of one of the men in the surveillance footage — on Saturday in an area that’s recently been packed with partying spring breakers.
Circuit Judge Mindy Glazer said that one of the defendants acknowledged that he and his pal had met the woman at a local restaurant and that Taylor gave her a “green pill,” with the characters “a30” on it but that it wasn’t clear what was in the pill and that the toxicology report was pending.
Police believe that the drug was Percocet, a powerful pain reliever.
Collier allegedly said “that he went along with [Taylor] as they planned to have sex with the victim,” the report said.
Both men, who are from Greensboro, were booked into a Miami-Dade jail on Sunday.
A woman who identified herself as Collier’s older sister and legal guardian said at the bond hearing that he had never been in trouble and that she was “bewildered” by the charges.
“I can attest to his character,” she said. “Please let my brother come home.”
Collier and Taylor have been appointed public defenders and are set to be arraigned in about three weeks.