Posted on November 7, 2011

Elderly Man Kidnapped, Raped Near Socorro Park

KFOX, November 3, 2011

Socorro police and the FBI are looking for four men who police say attacked and raped an elderly man who was out on his early-morning walk.

Investigators said the 70-year-old was walking Thursday around 6 a.m. at Valle del Sol Park on Valle Rico Road and Valle Fertil when they said four black men got out of a late-’90s Ford or Chevrolet van or minivan and demanded the Mexican-American man to give them money. When he said, “No,” they allegedly grabbed him, threw him in the van and raped him.

Socorro spokesman David Garcia said the men yelled racial slurs at the victim as they assaulted him.


He said the victim was so badly hurt, he had surgery and is in serious condition at a hospital.


Police said the attackers are in their mid-20s to 30s. {snip}