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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