Police said that more arrests have been made in a rape case involving an 11-year-old girl who may have been attacked by as many as eight college football players.
Two arrests have been made in the Saturday attack, and officials said they have identified six other players at Fresno City College as persons of interest.
The Fresno Bee reported that police had obtained statements from the six players, and that investigators were awaiting the analysis of evidence in the case, including DNA samples, before taking any action.
The players were driven to the Police Department by the coach of the Fresno football team, the newspaper said.
The alleged victim went to an apartment complex on Saturday night to visit an acquaintance, said police spokesman Jeff Cardinale. While she was inside one of the apartments, she allegedly was sexually assaulted multiple times by several men. The rape allegedly took place in apartments that house some Fresno City football players.
The girl fled the apartment and sought help from a couple on the street, who called police. She suffered no serious physical injuries, but was taken to a hospital for an examination and is now in the care of Child Protective Services.
Mackey Davis, 20, and Eddie Scott, 19, were arrested on suspicion of child molestation with a victim under 14 and oral copulation with a victim under 18. Both were being held on $100,000 bail.
"We're very much concerned about what's going on," Ned Doffoney, president of Fresno City College, said on Monday. "Right now we just want to look into what ties there are with the college and make sure that everyone's rights are being respected."