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Caller ID Nabs Suspects in Gang-Rape of Texas Girl, 13

Police looking for as many as eight others in the June 29 attack

(Newser) - As many as 10 men were allegedly part of the brutal gang-rape of a 13-year-old girl in Austin, Texas, which was filmed using cellphones—and a cellphone may have led to two men's arrests. Their arrest affidavit explains that the girl had run away from a home for abused... More »

New Mayor in Mexico Officially Died 3 Years Ago

Allegedly faked death to avoid gang rape charges

(Newser) - A zombie mayor would make for one hell of a headline (not to mention a movie), but the newly elected leader of a small town in Mexico isn't dead in real life—just on paper. According to Mexican newspaper Reforma, Lenin Carballido faked his own death in 2010 due... More »

India Arrests 3 in US Woman's Rape

Phone records, vehicle damage lead to arrest

(Newser) - Police have arrested three young Nepalese men in the gang-rape of an American woman in Manali, India, officials say. Two of the men, known only as Arjun and Lakki, were arrested in the tourist town, while Som Bahadur Tamang was arrested some 70 miles south, the Wall Street Journal reports.... More »

American Raped in India Describes Attackers

Police hunting for 3 suspects who were in construction truck

(Newser) - No arrests have been made in the gang-rape of an American tourist , but the 30-year-old victim was able to give police descriptions of her three attackers, reports AFP . The assailants picked her up in a truck typically used to haul construction material, and police are making the rounds of local... More »

American Gang-Raped in India

30-year-old tourist attacked by 3 men: police

(Newser) - Yet another gang-rape in India is making headlines, and this one hits closer to home: Police say an American woman was the victim. The 30-year-old tourist was reportedly looking for an auto-rickshaw to take her back to her accommodations in the northern resort town of Manali around 1am today; she... More »

India Gang-Rape Suspect's Food Poisoned: Lawyer

Vinay Sharma rushed to hospital in 'critical condition'

(Newser) - One of the suspected attackers in the December gang-rape that rocked India has been poisoned and then assaulted in jail, his lawyer says. Vinay Sharma was taken to a New Delhi hospital yesterday with chest injuries after he was "beaten up and thrashed" by other inmates, his lawyer says;... More »

Teen: I Was Raped by 4 200-Pound Women

Toronto police seek alleged assailants

(Newser) - Police say four women weighing about 200 pounds each raped a Toronto man last month after offering him a lift home, the Toronto Star reports. Word is he met them at a downtown nightclub and accepted a ride—but they drove him only a few blocks in an SUV before... More »

Brazil Gang-Rape Victim Is US Student

3 men arrested in attack

(Newser) - The woman who was raped on a Rio de Janeiro minibus is an American student who was studying in Rio, a French consular source tells AFP . The US Embassy and State Department have also confirmed the female victim is a US citizen, reports CNN . More details are emerging: The 21-year-old... More »

6 Men Arrested in India Gang Rape of Swiss Tourist

Swiss embassy is pressing for 'swift justice' in attack

(Newser) - Six men have been arrested in the gang rape of a Swiss tourist in India, CNN reports; five "have confessed to gang-raping the woman and attacking her husband," says a police spokesman, per Sky News . The couple were touring the country by bicycle when spotted by the attackers,... More »

Police: Swiss Tourist Gang-Raped in India

She is recovering in hospital; several suspects held for questioning

(Newser) - A Swiss woman who was touring by bicycle with her husband through the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh was gang-raped by a group of men, police said today. Thirteen men were detained and questioned in connection with the attack, which occurred last night as the couple camped out in... More »

Delhi Rape Suspect Found Dead in Cell

Alleged ringleader in bus attack hanged himself, police say

(Newser) - The alleged ringleader in the gang-rape case that sparked protests across India has been found hanged in his cell. Police say Ram Singh, who allegedly drove the bus on which 23-year-old physiotherapist Jyoti Singh Pandey was raped and fatally injured, hanged himself with his own clothes in New Delhi's... More »

Mexican AG: Rapists Have Confessed, Case Closed

Acapulco moving swiftly in gang rape of 6 Spanish tourists

(Newser) - Mexico is moving swiftly to put to rest the gang rape of six Spanish tourists in Acapulco: All six suspects in custody have admitted everything, AG Jesus Murillo Karam told a news conference today, according to CNN . "There are already six arrests, confessed, totally confessed the full story of... More »

Cops Nab 5 in Mexico Tourist Rapes

One woman wasn't attacked because she was Mexican: official

(Newser) - Mexican police have arrested five suspects in the alleged gang-rape of six Spanish tourists in Acapulco. There are seven total suspects in the attack, says the leader of fifty investigators on the case; the suspects are all between 20 and 30 years old. The arrested suspects' family members are protesting... More »

Accused Witch Burned Alive in Papua New Guinea

Despite scores of witnesses, no arrests have been made

(Newser) - The AP has a horrific story from Papua New Guinea, where a 20-year-old woman was tortured by a mob and then burned alive after being accused of witchcraft. Hundreds of bystanders watched, and some even photographed her death, but local police have yet to make a single arrest. Kepari Leniata,... More »

6 Tourists Gang-Raped in Acapulco

Masked gunmen invade beach house

(Newser) - Police in Acapulco are hunting a gang of men behind a vicious, hours-long attack on a group of Spanish tourists. The five armed and masked attackers raped six Spanish women after forcing their way into a rented beach house and tying up their six male companions, CNN reports. Authorities say... More »

India Gang-Rape Suspects Plead Not Guilty

First witnesses will testify next week

(Newser) - The five men facing the death penalty in India in the gang rape and murder of a young woman on a bus pleaded not guilty today, reports the Guardian . (A sixth suspect is being tried as a juvenile and will face a maximum of three years.) The case is... More »

India Rape Victim's Friend: She Was Closest to My Heart

Opens up about his complex relationship with victim

(Newser) - The 28-year-old Indian man whose friend died in a vicious gang rape has given an exclusive interview to the Wall Street Journal , and the details are heart-wrenching:
  • Their relationship: They were just very close friends, but not because there wasn't romantic interest. They came from two different castes: He
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Gang-Rape Trial Begins in India

As a new horror reported

(Newser) - The trial of the five men accused of raping and murdering a 23-year-old on a New Delhi bus began today, after being put on a special fast-track, the BBC reports. No arguments were actually heard, however. The defense argued that the trial should be open to the public, a request... More »

India Arrests 6 in New Bus Gang Rape

Driver, conductor kidnapped lone woman on bus

(Newser) - Indian police today arrested six men in another gang rape of a bus passenger in India, four weeks after a deadly attack on a student on a moving bus in the capital outraged Indians and led to calls for tougher rape laws. Police officer Raj Jeet Singh said a 29-year-old... More »

Indian Rape Suspect Appeared on Court TV Show

Ram Singh has had a previous brush with fame/infamy

(Newser) - One of the men accused in the horrific gang rape and murder that has captivated India has had a brush with fame/infamy before—and, appropriately enough, it was on a court-themed TV show. Ram Singh, who in addition to allegedly taking part in the rape drove the bus it occurred... More »

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