NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — A Norfolk jury found 24-year-old Lachlan Mullins guilty of a 2021 rape.
Mullins and the victim left a bar with a few friends and ended up at the victim’s home, according to the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, noting that the victim said she could not remember much about the night because she had blacked out.
However, she remembered waking up in intense pain and her friend screaming at Mullins, according to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, with her friend testifying that she witnessed the rape and recalled the victim pleading for Mullins to stop.
“Our heart is with the victim of Mr. Mullins’s crime,” said Commonwealth’s Attorney Ramin Fatehi in a statement. “We are eternally grateful to the victim’s friend, who came forward and supported the victim with the truth. Her testimony proved vital to proving this case, and thanks to her and to the victim Mr. Mullins will be accountable for his crime.”
The jury deliberated for nearly four hours before finding Mullins guilty.