ABC 7 News spoke to one anonymous witness who says he watched, for twenty minutes, the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl at a homecoming dance two weeks ago -- he says he was too scared to call for help or say anything because of who several of the perpetrators were. They also spoke to Salvador Rodriguez, who was held, questioned, and released in the case and who claims he tried to help the naked victim after the incident was over, and covered her up with her t-shirt.
Six rape suspects were arraigned yesterday in Richmond court, including three juveniles and three adult suspects between the ages of 18 and 21. The suspects include 15-year-old Cody Smith, and 16-year-old Ari Morales of San Pablo; 17-year-old Marcelles Peter of Pinole; and Manuel Ortega (19), Jose Montano (18) and Elvis Torrentes (21) of Richmond. They'll be returning to court December 1st to enter pleas.