Girl, 17, Sexually Assaulted Inside Portable Bathroom At Music Festival

INDIO (CBS) —  A 17-year-old woman was sexually assaulted inside a portable bathroom at the Stagecoach Country Musical Festival in Indio, a police spokesman said Saturday.

The country music festival was marked with significantly more arrests — a total of 57 — than the two rock music festivals that preceded it, police said. Ninety-five percent of Friday’s arrests were for drunken conduct.

The teenager told police at 8:30 p.m. Friday that she had been using a portable bathroom when a man opened the door, and along with two other men, sexually assaulted her, Indio police spokesman Ben Guitron said.

The three men left the area after the assault and the victim sought help from staff at a first aid booth before she was taken to a hospital for treatment, Guitron said.

“The victim described the suspects as males, and that one of the suspects had blond hair,” Guitron said. “We have no further suspect information at this time.”

The victim is not a resident of the Coachella Valley and was attending the concert with friends, he said.

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