Sunday, April 18, 2021

Las Vegas Couple Facing Charges After Woman Claims They Drugged, Raped Her

James Collins and Andrea McGowan
James Collins and Andrea McGowan [photo via Facebook]
*A Las Vegas couple is facing sex assault charges after they allegedly drugged a woman and raped her at their apartment on April 13.

James Carnell Collins, 46, and Andrea E. McGowan, 42, have each been charged with three counts of sex assault and one count of open and gross lewdness in the case, Daily Mail reports.

The victim told police she first met McGowan at the Las Vegas city jail. Upon her release, McGowan invited her to stay at her apartment because she had no place to go.

Once there, the woman claims the three of them were partying when McGowan offered her a “small, rectangular white pill with the number 100 on it. (She) thought it might have been ecstasy, but was not sure,” according to the police report.

“After taking the pill, (she) started feeling out of it, like she could not really move.”

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The woman said she then was sexually assaulted by the couple.

McGowan confirmed to police that she and the alleged victim did ecstasy together.

When questioned by police, Collins said McGowan and the woman came to his bedroom willingly and they had consensual sex. 

McGowan and Collins are being housed at the Clark County jail pending their preliminary hearing on May 20. According to their social media posts, they have been dating since 2004.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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