Sunday, July 15, 2012
An armed gang raped seven young women in a brutal attack on a youth camp just outside Mexico City
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 that the victims belonged to a church group. The gang raped seven young women before leaving in two stolen vehicles. The attorney general's office in the state said that 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 that the state has one of the worst records in the country on violence against women. In a recent report, Amnesty International singled out the state for abuses against women, and said that Mexican police solve only one in every 21 rapes.