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March 9, 2013

Woman to face trial

Woodward, Okla. — A Woodward woman has been bound over for trial in the alleged rape of a then 17-year-old girl in Dec. 2011.

Brandi Lynne Troutner, 37, appeared in court Friday for a preliminary hearing in the case in which she is charged with one felony count of rape by instrumentation.

During the hearing, the state called 2 witnesses in its efforts to try to show there was probable cause to hold Troutner for a trial.  

The state's first witness was the alleged rape victim herself, who is now 18-years-old.

Through questioning by Assistant District Attorney Susan Meinders, the teen described the events that occurred on the day of the alleged rape.

The teen said that she had gotten a call from her uncle, Gary Gene Allen, Jr. and his girlfriend at the time Brandi Troutner, asking if she wanted "to come hang out that day."  (Troutner and Allen have since gotten married, according to court records showing a marriage license obtained in April 2012.)

Not having a vehicle, the teen said Troutner and Allen came to pick her up to take her to the travel trailer where they lived in the Country Aire Trailer Park south of Woodward.

At first the nervous teen said she didn't recall the events of the day, but after reviewing a written report she made to law enforcement she started to recall what happened after arriving at the trailer.

The teen testified that she was thirsty and someone provided her with a drink in a 44 ounce cup that had soda in it, but also that "tasted like alcohol."

After drinking the entire drink, the girl said she began to feel intoxicated, describing it as "getting dizzy and the room was spinning."  So she said she went to lay down in the trailer's bedroom.

She then testified that she fell asleep for a while, waking up some time later to being allegedly sexually assaulted by Troutner, with Allen allegedly filming it.  She said she asked them both to stop and eventually was taken home by her uncle.

The teen testified that she reported the incident to law enforcement the next day.

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