Girl Kicked Attacker, Triggering Gang Rape
Attacker 'went off' when teen tried to kick him in testicles
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Nov 2, 2009 3:49 AM CST
Manuel Ortega, 19, has been charged with rape, robbery and kidnapping in connection with the assault of a 15-year-old girl following a Richmond High School homecoming dance earlier this month.   (AP Photo/Richmond Police Department)
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(Newser) – An attacker "went off" on a teen when she resisted sex outside her California high school, according to witnesses, triggering a savage gang rape that left her nearly dead and riveted a shocked America. The girl, described by teachers as a devout Christian too eager to please boys, rebuffed a pushy male outside her homecoming dance, according to the first detailed account of the brutal attack in the San Francisco Chronicle. "They had her down on the bench and the bitch tried to kick" one of the men in the testicles, said a student.

"He went off on her, started hitting her, and then it was on. They pulled a train on her," he added, while spectators watched and jeered. When the brutal attack was over, the girl's "face was purple and blue and she wasn't moving," said another student. "I guess those kids thought what they did was was cool. But it was terrible." Teachers and authorities blame a street culture of violence against women, but described the majority of schoolchildren as good kids. "Please tell people we're not animals," said a student.