Baton Rouge police: Friend accused in rape; woman says he took ‘advantage’ of her drunken state _lowres

Jeremy Tremel Land

A Baton Rouge man was arrested on a count of third-degree rape Wednesday after a longtime friend alleged he raped her while she was intoxicated, Baton Rouge police said.

The victim told detectives she had been drinking with friends before going to a club June 3, according to a police report.

At some point in the evening, the victim said, she sent a message via Snapchat, a mobile messaging app, to Jeremy Land, a friend she said she has known since elementary school, and also called him.

She said she vaguely remembered later being inside her apartment on the floor and that Land was there and helped her into her bed, according to the report.

The next morning, she felt physical discomfort that led her to send a text message to Land, saying, “I feel like you took advantage of me.”

A police detective reviewed copies of the text messages between the victim and Land, who said he tried to leave the apartment but the victim didn’t want him to.

The victim told police she would never have consented to any type of sexual activity with Land and that she was incapable of understanding events at that point because of her intoxicated condition.

The victim picked Land, 21, of 650 W. McKinley St., Baton Rouge, out of a photographic lineup. He was booked into Parish Prison. No bond was set as of Wednesday.