Ashley Collman, Daily Mail, January 12, 2017
Police are investigating a possibly racially-motivated sexual assault outside a Colorado shopping mall.
The alleged victim, a 23-year-old white woman, claims she was raped by two black men early Friday morning outside the Mission Viejo Shopping Center in Aurora.
She says that before taking off, the two men yelled racial slurs. It’s not clear what those racial slurs were.
The woman did not know the attackers, leaving police little to go on in tracking the men down.
They say they have no leads so far and no suspects, but are canvassing the area.
The alleged sexual assault has left the community fearful of more attacks.
‘I’m afraid. I’m scared,’ Mirna Ontiveros, who works at the mall, told CBS Denver.
Ontiveros says she was robbed at gunpoint recently and that she’d like to see a bigger police presence.
If police catch the two men, Aurora resident Claire Miller said she’d like them to receive the maximum penalty.
‘As much as humanly possible. I hope they throw the book at them,’ Miller said.
The victim is expected to be OK. Anyone with information of the incident is being asked to call the Aurora Police Department.