Immigrant Gang Members Rape 16-Year Old Girl

held without bailThree El Salvadorian immigrants– 17-year-old Jose Cornejo, 18-year-old Bryan Larios and 17-year-old Joel Escobar– are being tried as adults for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl in Long Island, NY.

“This is one of the most brutal, heinous crimes that I have seen in a long, long time,” Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said at a news conference following the suspects’ arraignments. “This poor young woman is so lucky that, quite frankly, that she is alive. These are vicious young men, vicious young men and what they did to her was absolutely terrible.”

The three men, members of the MS-13 street gang, were arrested on May 29th, just hours after the attack. They are being held without bail.