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Richmond High School Gang Rape: Three More Arrests in Homecoming Attack

(AP Photo/Noah Berger)
Photo: Picnic area at Richmond High School in Richmond, Calif. where police said a 15-year-old girl was raped while a crowd watched Saturday night, Oct. 24, 2009.

NEW YORK Three more arrests have been made in connection with the alleged gang rape and beating of a 15-year-old girl outside a northern California high school homecoming dance.

There have now been a total of five arrests made in the brutal attack, which occurred Saturday, Oct. 24 at Richmond High School. The latest arrests include two boys ages 16 and 17, and 21-year-old Salvador Rodriguez, according to the San Jose Mercury.

(AP Photo/Richmond Police Department)
Booking Photo: Manual Ortega, 19, was arrested last Friday.

Police say as many as 10 people ranging in age from 15 to the mid-20s attacked the girl for more than two hours at a dimly lit area near benches Saturday night. As many as two dozen people supposedly saw the rape without notifying police.

On Friday, Manuel Ortega, 19, was arrested at the scene and was being held on $800,000 bail for investigation of rape and robbery. He is not a student at the school. A second arrest was made late Monday. A 15-year-old student was booked on one count of sexual assault.

Police say the victim had left the dance and was drinking alcohol in a school courtyard with a group when she was attacked.

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