3 arrested in N. California gang rape of lesbian

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    Jan 01, 2009 10:42 PM GMT
    RICHMOND, Calif. – One man and two teens have been arrested on suspicion of gang-raping a woman last month in the San Francisco Bay area while allegedly taunting her for being a lesbian, police said Thursday as they searched for a fourth suspect. Officers arrested Humberto Hernandez Salvador at his Richmond home Wednesday night, Richmond police Lt. Mark Gagan said. The 31-year-old is being held without bail on gang rape, kidnapping and carjacking charges.

    Police on Wednesday also arrested a 15-year-old Richmond boy and a 16-year-old Hercules boy, who were being held at a juvenile detention center on similar charges. Their names were not released.

    Police would not detail each person's alleged involvement in the attack but said tips from local residents led to the arrests.

    Investigators are still seeking 21-year-old Josue Gonzalez, who had prior addresses in San Rafael and Richmond, on a $1 million arrest warrant for gang rape, kidnapping and carjacking, police said. Gonzalez was called by the nickname "Pato" during the attack and is considered armed and dangerous, Gagan said.

    Detectives say the 28-year-old victim was attacked on Dec. 13 after she got out of her car, which bore a rainbow gay pride sticker. The alleged attackers made comments indicating they knew she was a lesbian, police said.

    Authorities have characterized the case as a hate crime. Police said the victim lives openly with a female partner.

    The 45-minute attack started when one of the men approached the woman in the street, struck her with a blunt object, ordered her to disrobe and sexually assaulted her with the help of the others, according to detectives.

    When the group saw another person approaching, they forced the victim back into her car and took her to a burned-out apartment building. She was raped again inside and outside the vehicle and left naked outside the building while the alleged assailants took her wallet and drove off in her car, police said.


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090101/ap_on_re_us/lesbian_rape
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    Jan 02, 2009 4:48 AM GMT
    GOOD!

    I hope the fucking idiots rot in jail.
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    Jan 02, 2009 4:52 AM GMT


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    Jan 02, 2009 4:58 AM GMT
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    Jan 02, 2009 5:31 PM GMT
    horrible... horrible. i don't understand.
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    Jan 02, 2009 5:37 PM GMT
    This happened in the bay area of all places.

    Just horrible.
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    Jan 02, 2009 5:43 PM GMT
    I hope the justice system there has evolved since the assassination of Harvey Milk and SF mayor Moscone, when the double killer was merely given 5 years for manslaughter. We'll see when they're convicted for actual rape and sentenced. I'd laugh if they tried the usual defense that it began as consensual sex -- with a lesbian?
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    Jan 02, 2009 5:43 PM GMT
    I just read this on towleroad.com too.

    A little update: Josue Gonzales turned himself in.

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/01/01/state/n091840S52.DTL

    It makes me sick to the pit of my stomach to read hate crimes like this.