Posted on July 16, 2012

Armed Gang Rapes Women in Mexican Youth Camp

Reuters, July 15, 2012

An armed gang raped seven young women in a brutal attack on a youth camp just outside Mexico City, state prosecutors said on Saturday.

Over several hours on Friday, the gang of about a dozen people beat, abused and robbed youngsters at the retreat located in a park in the State of Mexico just southeast of the capital, the local attorney general’s office said in a statement.

About 90 youths were camped out there and local media said the victims belonged to a church group.


In a report published on Wednesday, Amnesty International singled out the state [the State of Mexico] for abuses against women, and said Mexican police solve only one in every 21 rapes.