WKU student reports rape in Nashville, two men face charges


Alexandria Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

Editor’s note: This story contains references sexual violence and could be disturbing to readers. It will be updated as more information becomes available. 

One man has been arrested and another has had warrants issued against him after a reported sexual assault of an 18-year-old WKU student.

According to the Bowling Green Daily News, the student said she believes she was drugged while at a bar in Nashville on May 4 and was then sexually assaulted by the two men.

The suspects have been identified as Joseph Farmer, 36, and Trevor Casteel, 27. 

Farmer was charged with counts of aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, five counts of credit card fraud, theft, evading arrest and two counts of drug possession after being arrested on May 12, according to the Bowling Green Daily News.

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