Monday, the first three suspects in the Jan. 19 home invasion and sexual assault at the home of adult film star Cytherea appeared in Las Vegas Justice Court dept 14.
Judge Conrad Hafen continued the preliminary hearing in the prosecution of Qumaire Rainey, 18; Edward London, 17; and Casey Franks, 16, to March 26, at 9:00 a.m.
Public defenders for the three suspects cited the need to sort through 30 pages of discovery materials.
The district attorney, who joined in seeking a continuance, stated that the case “has a lot of moving parts,” and that one defendant has another open case in North Las Vegas.
He also indicated that the case may be consolidated with the prosecution of two other suspects arrested subsequent to Rainey, London and Franks, and that a grand jury may be convened in the matter.
The defendants were led out of the courtroom at 10:30 a.m., and remain in custody, held without bail.
All three will be tried as adults.
On Jan. 19, Metro officers were dispatched to a home in a southwest Las Vegas, in response to a report of a home invasion, robbery and sexual assault. According to police, two small children and three adults were inside the house. The adults — Cytherea’s husband and the children’s grandmother — were robbed and held at gunpoint, and Cytherea was raped, after a gang of attackers kicked in the door to the home.
Early the next morning, North Las Vegas police responded to a report of another home invasion. The victim said three men kicked in her door and ransacked the house, taking electronics, guns and the woman’s car.
Using the woman’s iPhone locater, they tracked the stolen car. After chasing two cars, police arrested Rainey, London and Franks.
Metro detectives, working with North Las Vegas police on this case, identified the three as suspects in the brutal Martin Luther King Day home invasion at Cytherea’s home.
Authorities report that the three have criminal histories and knew each other from detention.
An online fundraiser has been established to assist Cytherea and her family.