High School Rape Suspects Plead Not Guilty

Published December 2, 2009

The six people accused of raping a 15-year-old girl in an alley at a Bay-Area California high pleaded not guilty Tuesday, police said.

In late October, during a homecoming dance at Richmond High School, at least 10 people gang-raped the girl while another dozen or so watched without helping or dialing 911, according to authorities.

 Following the two-hour ordeal, the young victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. She was just released last Wednesday.

 The six suspects are scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Jan. 21, according to the Contra Costa County district attorney. A seventh suspect was released for lack of evidence, police said.

 

Written by Associated Press

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