Suspect in Central City gang rape accused of raping fellow inmate in Orleans prison

A man already in custody at Orleans Parish Prison on kidnapping and rape charges was re-arrested last week, accused of twice raping a fellow inmate in recent weeks.

The suspect, Darren Holmes, 21, was already behind bars for allegedly taking part in the gang rape of a home health care nurse in the 1300 block of South Gayoso Street in Central City in January 2012.

The latest alleged victim, an inmate awaiting extradition to Texas, said he was asleep in the jail Sept. 24 when Holmes woke him up by shouting and cursing, according to court documents.

The victim, 22, said Holmes forced him into his bed and raped him, then told him he gave him AIDS. The inmate said he did not report the incident because Holmes knows where his sister and her children live.

On Sept. 25, the victim said he was raped again as he sat in a day room at the jail. In that incident, Holmes and two other men — Glenn Elliott, 19, another suspect in the gang rape of the nurse in Central City, and Dwayne Miller, 22 — allegedly tied the victim’s hands and feet with strips from a torn bedsheet, while a third inmate, Darrin Faciane, 20, slapped him in the face, according to court documents.

The victim told investigators Holmes then raped him in front of Elliott and Miller.

The three allegedly untied Holmes and let him go only after they heard a deputy open a gate on the tier, according to court documents.

The victim identified his attackers through a photographic lineup and gave investigators physical evidence for DNA testing. A test performed at the State Police crime lab connected the evidence to Holmes, according to court documents.

A rape kit also was performed on the victim at Interim LSU Public Hospital.

Holmes was booked with forcible rape, two counts of oral sexual battery and second-degree kidnapping, according to Sheriff’s Office records.

Miller, who was in jail on a charge of possession of a firearm or weapon by a felon, was booked with second-degree sexual battery and second-degree kidnapping. Elliott was booked with second-degree kidnapping.