Octaveous “Livian” Merritt was attacked and forced to commit sexual acts while he was out with a friend.
Octaveous “Livian” Merritt from Lowndes County, Georgia was planning on having a quiet night out with a friend. While he is a man that sometimes likes to dress as a woman, his male friend, Deion White, was well aware that he was a man.
Instead of having a fun evening, he was brutally beaten by three men and sent to the hospital.
While he was hanging out with Deion White, two men came out of no where and forced him to go to a back room by gun point.
“Next thing I know I see a guy come from out of the back room with a gun, and he was like go to the room, said Merritt. “Once they realized who I was they began to beat me, and he let them.”
Apparently, Deion’s friends assaulted Merritt once they discovered he was a man. While Deion pretended that he didn’t know Merritt was a man, Merritt’s family alleges that Deion knew.
“Deion knew he was a guy, and at some point the other guys knew he was a guy,” said father Travis Carter. “But y’all still wanted him, even knowing he’s not a girl, to still preform sexual activities with you guys.”
Once Merritt no longer wanted to go any further with the acts, the men began to hit him viciously.
So far, White is the only one apprehended , and the only one charged with battery. He is free on bond but Merritt’s family is hoping that the other men are arrested too.
Thankfully, Octaveous “Livian” Merritt wasn’t killed in this hate crime.