Two Fort Carson soldiers charged with rape

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Two soldiers from Fort Carson are accused of raping a 17-year-old girl.

The alleged assault happened in October 2014. Court documents show a group was gathered at Lower Gold Camp Road, a popular meeting place for teens. Eventually, part of the group moved to the girl’s home, where she was house-sitting, and began drinking.

Throughout the night, the girl told police, she had taken “multiple shots” and “she estimated she consumed a half of bottle of whiskey.”

The affidavit says both 20-year-old Spc. Noel Adrian Acevedo and 19-year-old Pfc. John Chance Donathan wanted to have a “threesome” with her. The girl refused.

However, the two men followed her into her room, where they took turns sexually assaulting her and covering her mouth when she attempted to scream for help, according to the affidavit.

In December, according to the affidavit, the victim recorded a conversation with Acevedo. During the conversation, he said, “It’s something I should’ve never done in the first place, because I know it wasn’t right.”

Acevedo tells the victim his guilt had overcome him and he wanted to kill himself and that he had become a “high risk” soldier at work due to his condition.

After he was confronted by a CSPD detective about what he told the girl, Acevedo denied what he had said and responded with a chuckle and said, “You know how it is with women; you can’t win so you just say what they want.”

Both Donathan and Acevedo are due back in court on May 4 for preliminary hearings.

FOX21 reached out to Fort Carson officials but we were told they do not have a statement to release.

Donathan, originally from Delaware, has been with the Army for just under two years.

Acevedo, originally from Florida, has been with the Army for more than two years.

Each faces three charges of sexual assault.

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