Woman reports campsite rape | TahoeDailyTribune.com

Woman reports campsite rape

A 25-year-old woman told police Tuesday that an acquaintance drugged her and raped her while another man looked on, then left her at a remote campsite and stole her car.

El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies said the woman was at Capps Crossing, a U.S. Forest Service Camp in the south part of the county near the Amador County line. After the assault the woman sought help from the campground host, who drove her to the nearest pay phone.

Shortly after deputies arrived around 11 a.m. the two men returned to the campground. Levi Ogden, 19, of Grizzly Flat, Calif., was taken into custody on suspicion of rape and auto theft. Richard Horner, 23, of Somerset, Calif., fled on foot into the woods. After an extensive search, Horner was located not far from the campground, and taken into custody on suspicion of auto theft and an outstanding warrant.

The woman told police that on Monday night Ogden gave her a drink that she believes was drugged. She said she refused, but could not fight back or resist during the assault.

Police said when the two men left the woman, they were intending to flee to South Dakota in her 1994 Honda Civic. A security video taken at the Meyers Shell station placed the two men in South Lake Tahoe early Tuesday morning.

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