A 22-year-old man was arrested this Wednesday (8) on suspicion of participating in the gang rape of a 15-year-old teenager in Nova Iguaçu, in Baixada Fluminense.
The victim was sleeping at a friend’s house last Friday (3), when a group of men arrived at the scene. She said she blacked out after receiving a glass of alcohol.
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The police already know that two committed the rape, while other suspects were at the crime scene and recorded images.
The investigation found at least 30 different videos of the case posted on the internet, according to information from the Record.
“Main accused is under arrest”, says delegate
Delegate Monica Areal said that the main accused was arrested today. “He is the one who we can say, without a doubt, who commits rape against the victim. He knows that she is completely unconscious, he even slaps her in the face. They film her face. The victim doesn’t even move.”
According to the delegate, another man also appears in the images abusing the teenager, while others mock, film and offer more alcoholic drinks.
To the police, the suspect claimed, during the journey to the police station, that the case was a “joke”.
“This is the second time he has said this. But his ‘joke’ is called rape of a vulnerable person. The maximum sentence is 15 years, it is a very serious crime, which leaves the victim with emotional consequences and leaves police professionals disgusted.”
‘Circus of horrors’
The delegate will hear, this Wednesday, the mother of the owner of the house where the crime took place. She would not have been in the property at the time of the rape.
Mônica Areal confirmed that more people could be arrested and that she is investigating other crimes covered by the ECA (Adolescent Child Statute), such as the storage of these images of the teenager’s rape.
Investigations have already shown that there are minors involved in the case. “The majority are minors. It’s simply a circus of horrors, without someone responsible, without someone to put a stop to it.”