Third Hudson teen charged in sexploitationArea News
-- A third teenager faces felony charges in connection with a sexual incident last fall that was video recorded form a cell phone during an underage drinking party.
HUDSON - A third teenager faces felony charges in connection with a sexual incident last fall that was video recorded form a cell phone during an underage drinking party.
Alexander Freedom Gove, 17, town of Hudson, posted a $25,000, signature bond on felony child sexploitation and sex assault of an intoxicated victim charges at an initial hearing Aug. 30.
A preliminary hearing was set for Gove on Oct. 15 at 3:15 p.m.
Two others charged in the incident have been scheduled for arraignment hearings to enter pleas to similar charges. Brandon W. Brown, 17, Hudson, was scheduled for a hearing Sept. 17 and Daniel E. Karlovich, 17, Hudson, was set to return to court Sept. 24.
The criminal complaint alleged, Brown, Karlovich and Gove were among those attending a party at a residence in the town of St. Joseph Sept. 25, 2011, and were involved in taking cell phone photos of sexually explicit conduct involving a 17-year-old girl. They are also accused of having sexual contact with her while she was extremely intoxicated.
Video from Brown’s phone underwent a forensic examination by a sheriff’s investigator. The video was four minutes and 39 seconds long beginning at about 1:42 a.m. and recorded an apparent sexual incident between Gove and the girl.
The alleged victim told an investigator she didn’t want to report the incident initially, but Gove continued to talk about it at school, said he had her underwear and people were calling her names.
Gove told investigators he was extremely intoxicated and could not remember much except what he was told by friends at the party, according to the complaint.