Police in Maryland have charged two teenage boys with kidnapping and raping a classmate, with a third suspect at large. Although the boys were the only ones charged in connection with the case, Frederick police believe a 13-year-old girl coerced them into the crime.
The victim, whose identity remains anonymous, was taken by three men during her walk home on September 2, reported WBAL. Police said the victim was struck, pulled by the hair and thrown into a vehicle, where she was taken to an unknown location and raped.
"All three males took her into a car at knifepoint and took her to another apartment in the area, at which point, two of the males allegedly raped her," Frederick police Detective Sgt. Andrew Alcorn told WBAL.
The victim identified Edgar Natanal Chicas-Hernandez, 17, and Victor Antonio Gonzalez-Gutierres, 19, who were her classmates. The third suspect has not been identified or charged because his face was covered.
The victim said Chicas-Hernandez and Gonzalez-Gutierres raped her while the third suspect filmed the attack, which lasted for hours, police said.
Through the investigation, police learned a 13-year-old girl, who is an acquaintance of the victim, may have set up the entire attack.
"We believe that the younger acquaintance did know that this was going to occur," Alcorn told WBAL.
According to charging documents, the girl messaged the victim's boyfriend before the attack and said “she had someone who was going to rape and extort money from [the victim]. [The girl] asked if he wants to be part of her plan because it will be fun."
Police said the boyfriend denied the request and, after the attack, the 13-year-old girl "said she had a video of the rape and that she would show it to him if he gave her one night of pleasure."
Police are working on recovering the video and trying to track down the third suspect.
"This was not a case of mistaken identity or random attack. This was definitely they knew each other. As to their motive, we don't know the answer to that question," Alcorn said.
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