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Richmond High Gang Rape: 7th Suspect Arrested in Homecoming Attack Where Many Gawked, Took Pictures

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RICHMOND, Calif. (CBS/AP) A seventh suspect has been arrested in the gang rape of a 15-year-old girl outside a Richmond High School homecoming dance, during which others watched, laughed, and took cell phone pictures of the attack.

Photo: John Crane Jr.

Richmond, Calif. police Sgt. Bisa French said 43-year-old John Crane Jr. walked into the police station and turned himself in without incident Tuesday evening. He was being held on $100, 000 bail on suspicion of felony sexual assault.

Investigators identified Crane as a suspect last week in the Oct. 24 sexual assault. Police describe him as an ex-con with a history of violent crime.

Photo: Police cars sit parked outside Richmond High School on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009, in Richmond, Calif.

Six other males, ranging in age from 15 to 21, have pleaded not guilty in connection with the rape and related charges.

The juveniles — 15-year-old Cody Ray Smith, 16-year-old Ari Morales and 17-year-old Marcelles Peter — are being charged as adults. The other defendants are Jose Montano, Manuel Ortega and Elvis Torrentes.

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