Brothers accused of picking up woman, raping her


Calvin and Courtez Robinson

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two brothers have been charged after they were accused of raping a woman at a hotel on Airways Boulevard.

The hotel has been plagued by crime in recent years, from shootings to robberies. Now, there is a reported rape.

The victim told police she agreed to meet a man she knew as "Casino" at a hotel for sex. When he picked her up, there were two other men with him. She said she initially got into the car but later told the men she didn't want to go to the hotel and asked them to drop her off.

The group ultimately were seen on surveillance video entering a hotel room in the 2700 block of Airways Boulevard.

According to reports, the men tried repeatedly to get her to have sex with them but she refused. That's when one of the men allegedly pulled her onto the bed and raped her.

At the time, one of the suspects reportedly had a gun.

Thirty minutes later, all three men were captured on surveillance video leaving the room. They were followed several minutes later by the woman.

Police said the woman had bruising and scratches on her body when she reported the incident to authorities.

During the course of the investigation, authorities identified two of the suspects as Calvin "Casino" Robinson and his brother Courtez Robinson. The room was rented by Courtez Robinson but the cost was split between the two men.

When asked about it, Courtez Robinson told police he split the cost to "help" the victim who he thought was in a bad situation with another man. He confirmed he was in the room, but denied raping the woman.

Both men were charged with aggravated rape.

Guess said they had no idea anything happened.

But this isn't the first time police have been called the motel. In September of 2017, a robber was caught on camera attacking a clerk during a robbery.

A few months earlier, an 18-year-old visiting someone at the motel was shot and killed during an attempted robbery. In 2016, one person was wounded and another was killed during another attempted robbery.

Guests think the violence has more to do with crime in the area than anything else.

"I think it's the people," a guest said.

The Memphis Police Department's Crime Tracker more than 40 incidents were reported within a half-mile of the Budget Host Inn over the last month.

Some had to do with drugs, thefts, burglaries and swindles.

Guests say they would like to see the security fence closed at night.

WREG is working to identify the third suspect in the crime.

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