8 Arrests Made In Gang Rape Of 11-Year-Old Girl

MORENO VALLEY (AP) — Authorities have arrested another suspect in the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl in a Riverside County park bathroom.

KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz Reports

County Sheriff’s Cpl. Courtney Donowho says 19-year-old Michael Sykes of Moreno Valley was arrested Monday morning but she has no other details.

Sykes is the eighth person arrested in connection with the March 10 attack on the girl at Victoriano Park in Moreno Valley.

Six boys, all over 14, were arrested shortly after the rape. Their names have not been released because they are minors but authorities have said they are gang members.

An older girl who knew the victim also was arrested. Authorities have said they believe she lured the girl into the bathroom so the boys could attack her.

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  1. Jose D says:

    If these juveniles get away with this horrific crime, Moreno Valley will forever be erased in my dictionary. People of trash do something for a chance.

  2. RANDY ADAMS says:

    Unreal. Gang members are a cancer to civilized society. They are animals and should be treated as such.

    1. Jose M says:

      Calling these boys animals is a compliment. Treating them like animals would not be punishment because animals should not be mistreated. These boys are trash, garbage. They should be disposed of.

    2. greg says:

      Then PETA will get involved and will cause a raucous. Gang members should be executed in a public square.

  3. ES says:

    Please, let there be justice for once!

  4. Mary says:

    I don’t understand why men, even women in some cases, think they will ever get away with such crimes. We live in times where crime is no longer tolerated; and with new DNA technology, no one stands a chance of getting away with this type of crime any more. One may get away with it for a day, a week, maybe even 10 years, but eventually your crime will catch up to you. I mean, if you are that hard up for sex, use your hand. Why throw yourself into prison for 2 minutes of satisfaction… it isn’t worth it. And then you have taken a luttle girl, who probably doesn’t even have pubic hair yet, and you sexually assult her, damaging her for life. Crime does NOT pay in 2011 so use your hand or find yourself a blow-up doll. Save yourself pain, save the child from pain, save your family from pain, and save the county lots of money in having to defend you and support you while you do 25 to life in prison.

    1. Reverted says:

      You must consider that NOT all rapes and crimes go reported. Within high crime inner city areas, people with less education, less financial means, those with illegal status, and those that live in fear – are less prone to report crimes. Many many crimes in these areas go unreported including rapes, robberies, assaults, etc. Why? Because of the general lifestyle. They live in fear of retribution from neighborhood gangs, people you see every day. They distrust of the police, whom sometimes are so overworked or apathetic that they display a general disdain for someone’s needs, even when a crime is involved. And finally, their old country ideals, or street justice becomes prevalent in these areas, having your average resident think alongside of these ideas first, before any police involvement. There may be justice in this case, but as minors – well, you won’t be seeing 25 to life. Besides, as gang members, juvenile hall will be a badge and a learning experience – of how to become a better bad ass. It’s unfortunate, but life in the city (or a gang infested suburb) is not much of a life at all for its residents. IMO, there is no end in sight. My experience was as a FF/Paramedic in Los Angeles working alongside the LAPD & Sherriff’s deputies, until 2004 when I retired. I can’t say that I left my job ‘satisfied’ that I made a difference.

  5. S.S. CLIBURN says:

    What possibly could you see in a 11 year old sexily.Have you wantabee AL Capone’s lost your fuc**** minds . I hope they HANG YOU ! !

    1. Mary says:

      Your right… it’s just insane!!

    2. bond says:

      calling them wanna be Al Capone’s is an insult to the Capone family….not even in the same catagory.

  6. RK says:

    Shy not tell the full story CBS LA “gang members?”

    On Thursday, March 10, 2010, at 9:00 PM, the Moreno Valley Police Department conducted a sexual assault investigation occurring at Victoriano Park, located at 25700 block of Los Cabos, Moreno Valley. The victim (11 years old) reported she had been sexually assaulted by a group of black male subjects inside of the bathroom.

    After an extensive investigation the Moreno Valley Investigations Unit and Special Enforcement Team, arrested six juvenile suspects. There is one adult suspect, Michael Sykes (19 yrs), still outstanding. It is believed Sykes has since fled to the Los Angeles area, and a warrant for his arrest will be issued. All suspects involved in this investigation are suspected gang members and associates of a local street gang in Moreno Valley.

    The juvenile suspects arrested were booked in Riverside County Juvenile Hall for charges of sexual assault on a child.

    Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Detective Duke Viveros of the Moreno Valley Police Department’s Investigation’s Unit at 951-247-8700.

  7. “19-year-old Michael Sykes,” THAT name tells me the perps were not Hispanic. That means only ONE other racial group – with a past history of this behavior -could be the perps. Need I REALLY name that racial group? Naturally, the racial identity of the victim his withheld.

    1. ben boorman says:

      Real smart. Remember the son of hte Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy that raped a 14 year old and nearly got off because of his connections. Yeah, those white folks… Can’t trust us.

    2. Mary says:

      Rape comes in every color; White, Black, and Mexican. I am white and I would be wrong to say only Black or Mexican are capable of these crimes. The ONLY difference between us is our skin color. We all bleed red bloid and if ever I needed a bloid tranfusion from someone Black or Mexican, I would thankfully receive it… and I would gladly donate my blood to any human, Black, Mexican, OR White. We need to pull together as humans and stop hating one another over skin color. I am thankful for all my friends, Black and Mexican – they are all very special to me. Bottom line, in this case, the kids just happen to be black, tomorrow they can be white. Regardless of the color, we need to help our teenagers to be better people.

      1. Bruce says:

        So true Mary. The common factor is “gang”. We as society have been way too tolerant for way too long. Thank you very much liberal, bleeding heart America. Your “victims” now are creating their own. Let the punishment fit the crime!!!!!! Castrate them all!!!!!!!!!

      2. bond says:

        Agreed….gangs need to be recognized and stopped on all levels. It’s like someone saying only the poor join gangs….no longer the case at all!

      3. Andrea says:

        Excuse me but to correct you, not ALL Spanish speaking people are MEXICAN if you want to name us or put us in a category we are “LATINOS”!!!!!!!!!!

      4. kev says:

        Dads, this one is on us to correct. Talk to our boys and try to make better role models. All of us.

      5. Jeezus says:

        Andrea youre an idiot…i speak spanish and i’m “chinese american” so stop trying to be an internet warrior. You fault someone for grouping others into a group and then you go ahead and get all groupitty yourself.

      6. chicoche says:

        MEXICOLOR since when is mexican a color MARY

    3. Paul Castillo says:

      As usual, people like yourself distort evrything you see or hear by letting race be your focus of judgement. Two reasons come to mind. You are either uneducated or just a product of your environment. I really believe you should write to your government about these minorities and all the troubles they cause. I say you start with the President, oh thats right, he’s one of them. Sorry.

      1. Jeff says:

        Really? So you ignore the fact that blacks make up 12% of the US population, yet are responsible for 40% of the violent crime in America. Why is the LAPD most wanted list 99% Mexican and black?

      2. Mary says:

        I didn’t vote for Obama; however, he is not “Just one of them” – he is a man, trying to protect us from our enemy. We are the most luckiest people on the face of this planet to be able to live in America. I honor, (even though I do not agree with everything) our President… I know I could never do his job. I worked the polls during the Presidential Election and every race you can imagine came out to vote for Obama; White, Black, and Mexican. Regardless of someone’s race, we should see that/those individuals as more than, “One of them.” I love people of all races and I can’t help that I feel this way. People are awesome and everyone is so different – and that’s what makes our little world so unique.

      3. snapdragon says:

        How does onr distort your racist slur about our President?You are obviosly a racist person. Do us all a favor and crawl back under your rock,

    1. DMAN says:

      A 43-year-old man today is held on $50,000 bail at the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside charged with two counts of sexual assault.

      Riverside County Sheriff’s Department detectives on Thursday arrested Matthew McGauley after responding to a sexual assault report near the 5600 block of Pedley Street in Mira Loma, according to a report.

      McGauley is accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl.

      According to the report, McGauley admitted molesting the girl while detectives questioned him.

      McGauley is to appear Tuesday in Riverside Superior Court
      Is McGauley a Latino or Black name? It could be, just wondering,,,

  8. abbygirl says:

    Very sick young men! Not only should they go to prison they should also be stripped from their manhood. That way they will never have sexual satisfaction ever again.

  9. Everyday Guy says:

    What am they thinking?

  10. John Smith says:

    Throw the book at them!

  11. yep me again says:

    We are wayyyyy to lient with our so called ‘justice’ system. No punishment that we give out scares criminals. I bet if it was known if you rape or molest children or any one for that matter the only outcome was castration and a mandatory 10-life that crime would go down. It will never disappear but it would definitely make the person think again. There is no perfect solution but if there were harsher punishments……ughh just tired of it all.

    1. yep me again says:

      *lenient* sorry should of spell checked before I posted!

      1. lisalisa says:

        I i like your email name

  12. bad says:

    just put them in General Circulation in prison, sex offenders are the the bottom feeders of the totem pole, child sex offenders are the slime the bottom feeders stand on, remember that criminals can have familes too, and they treat creeps like this accordingly, they will suffer.

  13. Z Heil says:

    This happens when you
    Let the” lower brain” and primal urges take over
    Moreno Valley and Lancaster are now the dumping ground for these hoods because of Section 8

  14. Frank says:

    I notice the Castillo guy does not want it to get racial. Maybe because he is Mexican?

    1. Paul Castillo says:

      And the simpletons never cease to discredit my observations.

  15. barkerpatty says:

    WHY WAS A 11 YEAR OLD GIRL AT A PARK ALONE DIDN’T HER FAMILY KNOW WHERE SHE WAS? WE NEED TO TRY TO PREVENT CRIME BY BEING AWARE. DID SOMEONE SEE OR HEAR SOMETHING? WHAT TYPE OF SECURITY IS AT THIS PARK? MOST OF US GET THAT FEELING THAT A GROUP/GANG OF YOUNG MEN ARE PROBABLY UP TO KNOW GOOD, WE NEED TO STEP UP OUR AWARENESS STOP BEING AFRAID TO SPEAK UP WHEN WE SEE SOMETHING. NOW THESE BOYS ARE IN THE SYSTEM SO PRAY THAT THEY DON’T CONTINUE A LIFE OF CRIME. IN THEIR LIFE TIME IT COULD EFFECT ALOT OF OTHER INNOCENT PEOPLE.

  16. Ron says:

    Gotta love all of you bleeding heart liberals. Idly standing by as these people rape and murder an entire generation. The facts are the facts, and it’s not racism if it’s true.

  17. Jennifer Rose says:

    I have no words.. I pray the victim can get counsling to deal with this

  18. Brandi M says:

    You know what? Just because the boys that raped this girl were minors does NOT mean they should receive ANY special treatment. How can you “not know any better” when you are viciously raping a little girl? Maybe if rapist minors were thrown in jail for the rest of their lives there wouldn’t be as many adult rapists walking the streets!!!!!!!!

  19. MICHAEL GONZALEZ says:

    I SAY THEY JUST KILL ALL OF THEM AND LEAVE PLACE FOR PEOPLE WHO REALLY MATTER IN THIS WORLD …THERE IS NO JUSTICE IN AMERICA WE HAVE A JUSTICE SYSTEM THAT IS RUNED BY MAJOR COMPANIES AND MUSLIM LAWS ….IF IT WAS UP TO ME I WOULD SLIT THIER THROATS IN THE PUBLIC EYE ….KILL ALL RAPPERS, MURDERS THEY HAVE NO PLACE IN THIS WORLD …..PLEASE LEAVE ME A COMMENT …

    1. Teacher says:

      mike Gonzalez :

      Go back to school and learn how to write and spell, it makes much easier to read and understand your Neanderthal scribbling … And Do the readers a favor, Don’t use Caps in your messages

  20. lou says:

    Moreno valley is the fastest growing GHETTO city in the US> aka east compton.

  21. John doe says:

    See what happens when you build low income family homes in Moreno Valley and Victorville; the unwanted, uneducated gang infested minorities are attracted. Makes the value of the property go so low, you end up losing value on your home. Crime is at an all new high, including drugs, domestic violence, homicide, home invasion, commercial burglary kids that don’t learn, and play hooky from school. The kids end up working at McDonalds for minimum wage, can’t fill out an application for work or worse, sell drugs and steal.

    Now we have this possible rape charge on 8 kids and there is no indication that they were Latinos, blacks or white, well one white kid possibly (Michael Sykes)? It’s not so much the ethnicity of the culprits but the crime itself. What are the parents doing during the upbringing of these 8 teenagers and do the parents have any history of violence?

    1. Jeezus says:

      they’re all black.

  22. Disgusted says:

    Trash rap music is part of the problem as they get rich off the misseries of others by spreading hate and violence and perverted talk and murder as well as the sick movie industries whom also have a evil hand in this too?

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