Ligunson Edmond and Jacques Davis Jean, both 21, have been arrested on charges that they raped an eight-month pregnant woman in North Miami on December 22nd. Edmond has already admitted to police that he forced the woman to have sex with him.
According to NBC Miami, the attack took place at Edmond's home in the 1700 block of Northeast 124th Street in North Miami. Edmond, Jean, the 21-year-old woman, and another unidentified man were inside the home at the time of the attack. The victim told police that the men took her into a bedroom and forced her to have sex with them, though the victim claims she was visiting Edmond. She told police that she did not know the other two men.
Police say that Edmond admitted he raped the woman, but in court this morning the pair both denied knowing her.
Police believe that the third man may have been involved in the attack, but he has so far not been arrested.
Both Edmond and Jean are being held on $25,000 bond.
Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.