Elkhart man accused of raping unconscious girl

David Poe-Maxson

ELKHART — An Elkhart man is accused of rape in a June incident at a party that was caught on video.

David Poe-Maxson, 19, is charged with two counts of rape when the victim is unaware of the defendant’s actions. The Level 3 felony carries a punishment of up to 16 years in prison.

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Says a whole lot about the "Parent" who allows this behavior to go on in her home....

I bet this was the 1st time anything like this ever went on....


I agree with all involved should be charged. Who was the adult in the room that would allow that attack to proceed, not step in rather turn her back, let it be recorded...no responsible adult in that group of misfits!!


I would hope the girl taking the video and the mother that kept quiet about it would do prison time also , how dare someone stand and video this and not react , what a good friend😡


The biggest problem with a rape charge is having something more reliable than eye witness testimony. The prosecutor in for this case will have everything needed: a victim, a perp, eye witnesses, DNA, and an actual video of the assault, which is how they were able to pinpoint the perp. From the looks of it, the absolute best his lawyer can do is negotiate a reduced sentence, but a lot will depend on the prosecutor.

The mother, however, could be charged with allowing underage drinking in the home: first minors that are not her own children, and even the perp, who, at 19, is still underage.

Revolution 1776

"Big brother surveilance" is good for something afterall


What stands out, to me anyhow, is that someone would stand by recording said incident, and not intervene. Also, the homeowner, who had evidence of the crime, didn't come forward, and "clammed up" until questioned by authorities. Disturbing, to be sure.


Charge them all with the harshest charges possible. They are scum and belong behind bars away from the public for as long as possible.

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