An unidentified 28-year-old woman was brutally raped and beaten for 45 mins by a gang of 4 men. She was then thrown out of her own car and left naked on the street. During the attack the men told her she was targeted because she was a lesbian. See the initial report here.
It was announced that all four suspects are now in custody. Three of them had been arrested following tips from local residents and the fourth turned himself in. Charged in this brutal gang rape case are:
- Humberto Hernandez Salvador arrested at his Richmond home. The 31-year-old was being held without bail on gang rape, kidnapping for a sex crime, carjacking and probation violation charges.
- Josue Gonzalez, 21, known as "Pato" arrested on a $1 million arrest warrant for gang rape, kidnapping for a sex crime and carjacking.
- A 15-year-old Richmond boy and
- A 16-year-old Hercules boy going by the nickname "Blue".
The 15 and 16 year old boys were being held on a no-bail status at the juvenile detention center in Martinez on similar charges as the adults. Their names were not released because of their juvenile status.
According to Lt. Mark Gagan of the Richmond police, Josue Gonzalez' mother saw the announcement of the arrests of Humberto Salvador and the two teen aged boys on TV and the family received numerous calls from inquiring relatives. It was around noon when Gonzalez walked into the Richmond police headquarters with his mother, stepfather and girlfriend and surrendered.
Humberto Salvador "had the most involvement and gave orders and directions to the other individuals," Gagan said. "But they're all responsible for the crimes that were committed against the victim."
Authorities had offered $10,000 for tips leading to the attackers' arrest. So far the police have not distributed any money, Gagan said, but the community did provide helpful information in the case.
"The crime had an immediate effect on our community," Gagan said. "Locally people were very afraid to know that these people were out there."
Gagan said the woman is recovering. Community Violence Solutions, a nonprofit rape crisis center, has opened a fund in the name of Richmond Jane Doe to help the woman pay for relocation expenses, police said.
"We know that being the victim of this crime has changed her for life. I can only imagine that knowing these people are in custody is a relief."