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Three sailors charged with rape, sodomy in sexual assault of Va. woman, report says

Freddrick Lamar Thompson, Daniel Keith Saunders and Michael Jerame Willis are charged with raping a Virginia woman. CBS affiliate WTKR

Freddrick Lamar Thompson, Michael Jerame Willis, and Daniel Keith Saunders are charged in the rape of a Va. woman.

(CBS) Three Norfolk, Va. sailors are charged with abduction, forcible sodomy and rape after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in Suffolk, Va., reports CBS affiliate WTKR.

At one point during the assault, all three sailors were sexually assaulting the woman at the same time, reports the station, citing court records.

The woman was reportedly engaged in consensual sexual acts with Freddrick Lamar Thompson, 24, while she was visiting an apartment Aug. 16. According to the court records, Thompson began raping her when two other suspects, Michael Jerame Willis, 20, and Daniel Keith Saunders, 22, came in the room and also began raping her.

The three men and the victim were acquaintances, reports the station.

Thompson and Saunders are assigned to the USS Theodore Roosevelt, and Willis is assigned to the Fleet Readiness Center in Norfolk, reports the station.

The woman reportedly said "she felt scared it would be worse if she resisted," according to a criminal complaint.

The three suspects are being held without bond and are scheduled to appear in court next week.

  • Erin Donaghue

    Erin Donaghue covers crime for CBSNews.com's Crimesider.

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