Police: 1 of 11 suspects in alleged rape at large

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

MADISONVILLE, Texas (AP) - Police in an East Texas town say they have apprehended all but one of the 11 suspects in an alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old girl.

Madisonville Police Chief Chuck May says officers have arrested nearly all those accused of perpetrating the March attack on the girl inside a trailer. They are charged with trafficking of a person and sexual assault.

May says the girl was given methamphetamine then assaulted by several of the people charged.

He calls the incident a "hideous crime."

Attorneys were not immediately listed for the defendants.

He says police needed almost three months to collect evidence and confirm that the girl's testimony was credible.

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