Lesbian's Brutal Gang Rape Investigated In California

Authorities in the San Francisco Bay area say they believe it was a hate crime.

Richmond police say about a week and a half ago a woman says she was jumped by four men after she got out of her car. She says they
taunted her for being a lesbian, then repeatedly raped her before
leaving her naked outside an abandoned apartment building.

Police in Richmond, Calif., aren't saying why they think the woman was singled out except to say the victim lives openly with her partner, and her car has a rainbow gay pride sticker on it.

A police spokesman says "The level of trauma, physical and emotional, this victim has suffered is extreme."

Richmond police are offering a $10,000 award for information leading to the arrest of the attackers.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jan 4, 2009 at 03:52 AM
    Alpo, stop flapping your gums and do a little research and profiling. Told you.
  • by Ham & Eggs Location: Beaufort County on Jan 3, 2009 at 06:47 PM
    Wow I love the comments! But I agree rape is rape! It is a persons on belief on who they go with! So we need to keep things about hate to ourselves! Look in your own closet before you cast stones!
  • by Tony Location: Roper on Jan 2, 2009 at 01:08 PM
    It's wrong to force yourself on anyone. My Prayer is that the young lady recovers and they catch the ones that hurt her
  • by Ad majorem di gloriam Location: New York on Jan 2, 2009 at 08:41 AM
    This hatred started with Prop 8. Thanks a lot California; first you take away people's rights, then you rape and assault them for being gay. When will it end?
  • by $$$ Location: NC on Dec 30, 2008 at 01:38 AM
    Rich, what? Richmond! Rich, what? Richmond!!
  • by Flytrap Location: NC on Dec 29, 2008 at 08:06 PM
    http://www.contracostatimes.com/search/ci_11272428?IADID=Search-www.contracostatimes.com-www.contracostatimes.com Here is the story from the local paper. What nobody seems to say in the reports is the background of the assailants. This one does.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Dec 29, 2008 at 06:19 AM
    Whether she was a lesbian or not, rape is "rape". They could have taunted her for being a good looking woman as well. Now you might understand what the military has don't ask, don't tell. Truth is there are a lot of bad people out there that hate over a lot of different reasons. Not saying it is right, just it exists. I note that whites are now exonerated for black prejudice or you didn't notice there is a new sherrif coming to DC. Yes, 20% of blacks voted on him, but the rest were white. It is proof that a "blackman" can make it to the top. Even one as corrupt in Chicago polictics. Oh, Marco, everyone knows Biden is a jerk.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Dec 28, 2008 at 09:23 PM
    I have searched all over the Internet...and on where did I find where they said the assailants were minorities...so tad would you mind posting where you found your information that the perps appeared to be racial minorities? ...... I am also looking for someone...contact me through alphafemale94@yahoo.com ....you know who you are!
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Dec 28, 2008 at 08:51 PM
    Jeff how true...that woman in Durham has people second guessing women now. It's sad when we have to wonder if a woman is holler wolf. I pray she is telling the truth because if it happened to me I would want someone to believe me. It wouldn't been some blood shed that night...they would have to kill me...
  • by Gary Location: Creswell on Dec 28, 2008 at 07:49 PM
    Unfortunetly woman get raped alot. Is it hate crimes ? Why because she is a lesbian does it have to be a hate crime ? Maybe she was an appealing woman and these freaks could not get a woman any other way so they raped her. At any rate casterate all of them period !

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