Armed gang rapes women in Mexican youth camp

MEXICO CITY Sun Jul 15, 2012 5:13am EDT

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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An armed gang raped seven young women in a brutal attack on a youth camp just outside Mexico City, state prosecutors said on Saturday.

Over several hours on Friday, the gang of about a dozen people beat, abused and robbed youngsters at the retreat located in a park in the State of Mexico just southeast of the capital, the local attorney general's office said in a statement.

About 90 youths were camped out there and local media said the victims belonged to a church group.

Mexican daily Reforma said the gang raped seven young women before leaving in two stolen vehicles. The attorney general's office in the state said it had witness descriptions of the attackers.

Mexico's most populous state, the State of Mexico was ruled by President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto between 2005-2011. Human rights groups complain the state has one of the worst records in the country on violence against women.

In a report published on Wednesday, Amnesty International singled out the state for abuses against women, and said Mexican police solve only one in every 21 rapes.

(Reporting by David Alire Garcia; Editing by Alison Williams)

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Comments (68)
VonHell wrote:
Mexico police solve 1 each 21 rapes, so is above average of 97% impunity…
Mexico is a warning about the consequences of extreme levels of corruption within the law system and law enforcement…
Brazil too is going toward becoming another Mexico… only about 1% of the murder cases end with jail term… if some guy kill someone he has only 1% chance of been punished… and some cities like Rio and Sao Paulo the police battalions look, act and talk like armed gangs in uniforms…

Jul 15, 2012 4:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse
duncer wrote:
Coming to a neighborhood near you, you can thank obama later.

Jul 15, 2012 9:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
bo_bo wrote:
Great Job Ol Bo..Just keep letting them in..Stupid governments..Common people could do a better job in government…

Jul 15, 2012 9:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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