17 Busted in Attacks, Rapes at Mexico Church Camp
2 cops among those nailed for youth group assaults
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 19, 2012 1:20 AM CDT
Updated Jul 19, 2012 1:33 AM CDT
The attack happened in an eco-park near the lower flanks of the Popocatepetl volcano on the eastern outskirts of Mexico City.   (Wikipedia/Jorge 2701)

(Newser) – Mexican police have busted 17 men—including two police officers—for a savage attack on a church-sponsored youth group that shocked the country. Five women and girls were raped, and others beaten and robbed during the hours-long attack by a gang of armed men on a group of 90 youths camping at a park on the outskirts of Mexico City, reports AP. The attack, the latest in a series of robberies and rapes in the forest parks that surround the city, was not related to organized crime or drug gangs, according to prosecutors.

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