Calif. girl assaulted by boys
BERKELEY, Calif.11-08-2000 (AP) - A 12-year-old developmentally
disabled girl was grabbed, beaten and sexually assaulted
by nine boys after school, police said. The suspects, ages
11 to 16, allegedly grabbed the girl on school grounds
Oct. 25. All but two of the suspects attend the middle
school where the girl takes special education classes. The
boys first slapped and kicked her, police said Tuesday.
They then took her to 11 different locations, including
bushes and a shed, and allegedly took turns assaulting
her. "After a while she just kind of went with them,"
police Lt. Russell Lopes told the Contra Costa Times. "She
didn't know any better." Seven of the boys were arrested
during a two-week investigation into the attack. Police
are searching for two more suspects. Charges are expected
to include rape, kidnapping, false imprisonment and sexual
battery. Police said the girl kept the secret for two days
until her mother got her to talk. The news comes one week
after news that a developmentally disabled 13-year-old
girl in Marietta, Ga., was lured into an apartment
building and raped by more than 20 men and boys.
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