Monday, August 8, 2022

Sixth person detained for sexual assault of minor in Carolina Beach

CAROLINA BEACH — The Carolina Beach Police Department announced 20-year-old Patrick Austin Wise has been detained in Georgia for his connection to the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl during Halloween 2018.

The police stated in a release that Wise is in custody in Rome, Georgia, awaiting extradition, and being charged with one count of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office took Wise into custody on June 29, 9 p.m.; he is on a no-bond hold for a Fugitive from Justice Warrant 

Other alleged assailants involved include:

  • Austen Charles Tounsel Montouri, 21, was arrested on June 10 and charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a minor. He was given a $100,000 secured bond.
  • Bradyen David Walker, 21, was arrested on June 17 and charged with one count of second-degree forcible rape, one count of second-degree forcible sex offense, and one count of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Walker was given a $50,000 secured bond.
  • Corey Tate Webster, 20, was arrested on June 9 and charged with two counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, one count of second-degree forcible sex offense, and three counts of assault on law enforcement. Webster was arrested on June 9 and given a $130,000 secured bond.
  • Nicholas James Foutty, 23, was arrested June 22. He was charged with one count of second-degree forcible rape, one count of statutory rape of a child, one county of statutory sex offense of a child, one count of second-degree forcible sex offense, three counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, and two counts of indecent liberties with a child. Foutty was given a $100,000 secured bond.
  • Riley Scott Crouch, 21, was arrested on June 10 and charged with one count of statutory sex offense of a minor, one count second-degree forcible sex offense, and three counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Crouch was given a $125,000 secured bond.

After a two-and-a-half-year investigation, the Carolina Beach Police Department based its arrests on evidence and information surrounding an Oct. 31, 2018 house party. The assault was also filmed and photographed by the multiple attendees at the party, according to the police department.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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