Archive for Thursday, October 29, 2009

Four charged in alleged gang rape of teen

October 29, 2009


— Four teens were charged Wednesday in the alleged gang rape and beating of a 15-year-old girl outside her high school homecoming dance in Northern California, in an attack that has generated widespread outrage.

All four — ages 15, 16, 17 and 19 — were charged with rape and enhancements that they acted in concert, which could make them eligible for life in prison.

The minors each face one count of felony rape with a foreign object. The 16-year-old also faces robbery charges. They were charged as adults because of the severity of the crime, Richmond Police Lt. Mark Gagan said.

Besides rape, the 19-year-old, Manuel Ortega of Richmond, was charged with robbery and assault causing great bodily injury.

The victim was released from the hospital Wednesday.


Cait McKnelly 8 years, 6 months ago

This is one case where I think I would join the lynching party. I don't care if the perps were 15 or 50, doing what they did shows they have no conscience. They should be locked up for life. I hope they continue to investigate and at least misdemeanor charge the people who watched and did nothing. Not everyone will be found. Not everyone will be charged. I hope that what they did weighs on their consciences and rots on their souls for the rest of their lives.

bearded_gnome 8 years, 6 months ago

this is amazing. I hope a lot of the bystanders get hauled into court too!

this is what you get with the thug culture's "stitches for snitches" value.

this poor girl. I hope she does get good support and good counseling...though being in that community I have my doubts.

Martinez and Richmond have been known as "the armpit of the Bay" for many years.
literally, the air stinks terribly there, 24/7 [no, I'm not a greenie wheenie but good articles ref there showing what life's like in Richmond.] refineries and chem plants for some reason got concentrated there.

absolutely terrible place to live!

next door to Oakland, where it sure is dangerous to be a police officer anymore.

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