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Jersey Cops Arrest 5 in Gang Rape of 7-Year-Old
Two adults and three juveniles are accused
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 3, 2010 4:46 PM CDT
A group of residents and others stand in a hallway of the Trenton apartment building where the assault occurred.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

(Newser) – Two adults and three juveniles have been charged with gang raping a 7-year-old girl who was sold by her 15-year-old stepsister during a party at a crime-ridden apartment building in Trenton, NJ. Prior to today's announcement of new arrests, the 15-year-old had been charged with promoting prostitution. She allegedly sold sex to men in the room, then took money from the man to let them touch her sister.

The touching turned to forcible sex, and at least seven men raped the girl, police say. She had tagged along because she was worried about her older sister's safety. More arrests are likely. Trenton Mayor Doug Palmer said he met with the victim's relatives to offer help and make sure they were able to move out of the neighborhood over safety concerns. "We made sure they got out of the area," he said today.

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MikeC
Aug 7, 2010 11:55 PM CDT
Death penalty for Rape of a minor. Vote here__________-X
natalycortez
Jun 2, 2010 6:54 PM CDT
+there is just so many dirty people out there n i just dont no how they can possible live ther life like that is disgusting scary and very WRONG
mel09
Apr 5, 2010 1:04 PM CDT
Where were these children's parents, I don't understand how these girls came to be in this situation, who lets a 7 year old go to a party, or even just run around unattended. I'm not blaming the parents for the horrible things done to this child but based on the information within this article I can't understand why these girls were there at all. I hope both of these girls can get some real help in the near future.