Attacker in brutal California gang rape taunted me, alleged victim’s father says

The victim, 5-foot, 2 inches tall and weighing 100 pounds, was lured to a dark courtyard outside Richmond High School, where police say she drank a large amount of brandy. After she refused sex with her attackers, authorities say she was raped, robbed and beaten unconscious in a sustained sexual assault that some investigators called the worst they had ever seen. Though as many as two dozen people stood and watched, the attack ended when a woman in the neighborhood heard what was happening and called 911.

From the left, Marcelles Peter, 20, and Jose Montano, 22, face life in prison if convicted of gang-rape.

The father of an alleged gang-rape victim says he “buckled” when his daughter’s alleged attacker called him from her cellphone, as testimony begins in the trial of two of the suspects.

It was 10:52 p.m. on Oct. 24, 2009, and the father of the16-year-old girl was waiting by his phone in case his daughter called him to pick her up from the Richmond High School’s homecoming dance.

His phone rang. The call was from his daughter’s cell phone. He answered. It was a man’s voice who said, in vulgar terms, that his daughter was great at sex, the father told a jury Tuesday at the trial of his daughter’s alleged gang-rape, The Mercury News Reported.

The teen’s father was the first witness called to the stand in the trial of Jose Montano, 22, and Marcelles Peter, 20, who both face life in prison if convicted in the gang-rape, the report said.


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