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Two Arrested, One Wanted In Sexual Assault Case

Last updated on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

(TERRE HAUTE) - After a near three week investigation, Indiana State Police confirm that a 14-year-old female was sexually assaulted by acquaintances at a local Terre Haute hotel.

WTHI reports, officials confirm the assault took place on or around June 30.

On Tuesday afternoon, Peter Joseph Tanoos II, 18, and Tucker Lee Ray, 18, submitted themselves at the Vigo County Jail. A third man, Christopher Ivan Lucio Hayden, 19, is still wanted for questioning.

The investigation revealed the victim reported the incident to her family on July 2 who then contacted law enforcement.

After taken to a Terre Haute hospital for treatment, officials determined the victim was intoxicated and somewhat incapacitated while at a private party near downtown Terre Haute, according to a press release.

She was then taken to a south side Terre Haute hotel where officials report she was sexually assaulted by Tanoos II and Ray while images were reported to have been taken by Hayden.

On Tuesday afternoon, Tanoos II and Ray were pictured in handcuffs with Indiana State Police officers outside of the Vigo County Jail.

Tanoos II faces possible charges of child exploitation and sexual battery. Ray faces possible charges of sexual deviate conduct, child exploitation, and sexual battery.

Hayden is wanted for the possible charges of child exploitation and possession of child pornography

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Hayden, contact the Putnamville Post at 765-653-4114 or contact local police.

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