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Friday, September 29, 2006

Import Savages, Get?

Source: wapo
The petite young woman was a 16-year-old Laurel High School student three years ago when she decided to skip classes one day to join two other girls at a party at a Hyattsville apartment.

At the party, she said, Oscar Ramos “Casper” Velasquez took her into a bedroom, where he kissed her and told her that if she didn’t have sex with him, as many as 15 other teenagers and young men at the gathering would have sex with her.

When she resisted, two more young men entered the room, the woman told jurors yesterday in federal court. One man threw her on the bed and choked her, the other held down her arms and “Oscar pulled out a gun,” she testified.

“He put it to my head, and he said if I didn’t shut up, he was going to kill me,” the woman told jurors.

Eight men raped her, the 19-year-old woman said. Two assaulted her simultaneously. Outside the room, she said, she heard one man say, “Five minutes each.”

The graphic testimony about the May 12, 2003, assault was given in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, where Velasquez, 21, of Baltimore, and Edgard Alberto “Pony” Ayala, 28, of Suitland, are on trial on federal racketeering charges.

They are the first two of 19 alleged members of Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, who are to be tried under the federal RICO law. In an indictment handed up last year, and in two later indictments, federal prosecutors say that the gang conspired to commit murder, rape and other crimes.
Thank you goddess Diversity! Oddly, upon reading this I'm feeling rather INtolerant, perhaps there's something wrong with me?

H/T Beyond Borders Blog

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