2 former Troy University students found guilty in Florida spring break sexual assault

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Two former students from Troy University are being held without bail after jurors found them guilty of sexual battery during a spring break attack in Panama City Beach.

It took the jury about two hours to reach the verdict Thursday. After their decision was announced, 23-year-old Ryan Austin Calhoun and 23-year-old Delonte Martistee were taken into custody. Sentencing was set for Oct. 21.

The assault, which investigators referred to as a “gang rape,” happened in March 2015.

Jurors watched several versions of a video that showed the victim lying on a beach chair while the two former Troy University students fondled her.

The News Herald reports the incident, along with a couple of others that year, led to a slew of new spring break-related laws.

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