Carmel Man Accused Of Raping 13-Year-Old Girl At Party

Police: Man Fed Girl Drinks, Took Her Into Bedroom

A 19-year-old Carmel man is accused of feeding a 13-year-old girl drinks and raping her at a party last month.

Charles Blake Bracken, 19, has been charged with rape, child molestation, criminal deviate conduct, sexual battery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

According to the probable cause affidavit, the girl's mother dropped her off at Carmelfest on July 3 and the girl said she would get a ride home.

When the girl wasn't home by 11 p.m., her mother began looking for her and found that she was at Carmel St. Vincent Hospital being treated for alcohol poisoning, according to the affidavit.

The girl told her mother that she had been at a party in the Carmel Woods apartments and that she believed something of a sexual nature had taken place.

Witnesses who were at the party told police that Bracken had been giving the girl drinks and encouraging her to drink, causing her to become "very intoxicated."

After the girl vomited and passed out, she was taken into a bedroom to lie down and Bracken went with her, saying he wanted to make sure she was OK, according to the affidavit.

Police said witnesses reported they saw Bracken and the girl naked in the bedroom and that Bracken jumped off the girl when someone opened the door.

"Everyone in the apartment was talking about how it was really 'screwed up' that Bracken was having sex with (the girl)," according to the affidavit.

Police were called when the girl began having seizures and was foaming at the mouth, according to the affidavit.

When questioned by police, Bracken denied raping the girl, calling her "hammered and reckless" and "way too drunk," according to the probable cause.

Another teen at the party told police that the girl told him she was 17.

Police said evidence technicians obtained DNA from an unknown male from underwear the girl was wearing at the party, but Bracken has so far refused to provide a DNA sample, according to the affidavit.

"We don't know if it was his, we don't know whose it is at this point. That's why we sought and received a search warrant. Is that a key piece of evidence," said Hamilton County Deputy Prosecutor Matthew Kestian.

Bracken was being held at the Hamilton County Jail.

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