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VHS tape reveals crime that happened 8 years ago

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Charles King and Alvin Hunter are accused of sexually assaulting a women who was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol. The two allegedly taped the incident, which wasn't discovered until eight years later. Credit: Franklin County Sheriff Charles King and Alvin Hunter are accused of sexually assaulting a women who was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol. The two allegedly taped the incident, which wasn't discovered until eight years later. Credit: Franklin County Sheriff
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A grand jury in Franklin County recently indicted two men on multiple counts of sex crimes that were unknown, even to the victim, until recently.

Charles King, 63. is charged with six counts of forcible rape and 65-year old Alvin Hunter is charged with eight counts of forcible rape and six counts of forcible sodomy.

Franklin County Sheriff's Department Captain Charles Subke told News 4 that the men sexually assaulted a woman who went for eight years without knowing she'd been victimized. 

"They had sexual intercourse with a female without her knowledge, she had been incapacitated from drugs or alcohol," said Subke.

Jennifer Rahn told News 4 that she and King were roommates in a trailer home south of St. Clair. She said recently she came across a VHS tape and put it into a VCR because she was curious what was on it. Rahn said she was shocked to see the suspects having sex with an unconscious woman. "Total disbelief, total disbelief," said Rahn.

She said she knew she had to get the tape into the hands of police. "Being a rape victim myself I contacted the Franklin County Sheriff's office, asked if they had a sex crimes unit and they connected me with the detective bureau," said Rahn.

Investigators say this was a crime that happened 8 years ago and would have gone unknown to everyone except the suspects if Rahn hadn't discovered the videotape.

"Well one, if they'd never videotaped it and two had maybe destroyed that video we would have never known. This never would have come to light because the victim had no idea," said Subke.

Rahn said she's glad to could help start the process of getting justice for the victim seen on the video. 

"I believe everything happens for a reason. I believe the Lord placed me in this home," said Rahn.

Subke said he pinpointed the time frame of the crime by listening to clues on the recently discovered videotape. He said a television was on in the background playing a program that airs on Sundays, and after a search of the particulars of that program, he was able to determine the rape occurred between March and July in 2008.

Both men are in the Franklin County jail. Bond for Hunter is set at $100,000 cash-only and bond for King is set at $75,000, cash-only.

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