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Horrifying: Gunmen Allegedly Beat, Rob, Rape Members of Youth Church Camp in Mexico

July 16th 2012   ·   27 Comments

(The Blaze/AP) — A gang of about a dozen armed people stormed into a church youth camp-out near Mexico City and went on an hours-long rampage of beatings, robberies and rape, authorities said Saturday.

Gunmen Allegedly Beat, Rob, Rape Members of Church Youth Camp Out Near Mexico City

(Photo: AP via the Huffington Post)

Seven girls were raped during the Friday attack and several campers were beaten, according to the state prosecutors office in Mexico State, which surrounds the Mexican capital.

About 90 youths sponsored by a church group known as the Chains of the Holy Trinity were camping at an eco-park on the eastern outskirts of Mexico City, in a hilly area that is close to the lower flanks of the Popocatepetl volcano. Prosecutors did not say what church the group is affiliated with, but the camp-out appeared to have been a sort of spiritual retreat.

The office said that the attack lasted for hours, and that when the attackers left they stole two vehicles and other articles from the campers.

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The office said investigators were pursuing two lines of inquiry, but did not reveal what they were.

Drug gangs operate on the outskirts of Mexico City, but campers and hikers have also been targeted in the past by common criminals.

The park is supposed to be patrolled by local police, but the attack occurred during the night and it was unclear whether officers were on duty at the time. Police only found out about the crimes when an adult organizer of the camp-out showed up at police offices to report the attack.  According to the BBC, there was little or no mobile phone coverage in the area where the attack took place.

The state government said in a statement that it had witness’ descriptions of the attackers and pledged to catch and punish those responsible.

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Readers Comments (27)

  1. Barbara Gibson says:

    The US Homeland Security Department is a joke… just at Janet Nappy was instrumental in putting Arizona in the tank! Her job qualifications for the position Obozzo selected her for is a joke! The blind leading the blind! Amazing what money can do to people and positions

  2. Bert Sousa says:

    Sounds fairly normal behavior today in Mexico.

  3. this doesn’t surprise me, especially when your Mexican husband tells you it’s still “legal” to murder your wife in Mexico.

  4. Despicable!! Praying for the young girls and the others!

  5. Yea,And Obammer Just Closed 9 Border Patrol Stations,Four In Texas.This Will Make It Easier On The Wetbacks To Get In The U.S. Just Cause Your A Illegal Does’nt Mean We Like Them.Come In Legally,Or Do’nt Come At All.

  6. Stay out of Mexico its no longer a safe place to go they should know this……….

  7. I forgot the “church-going” part of Mexican husband

  8. Hmmm… Wonder where they got the guns???

  9. Janet Kline says:

    Yep Mr Obama, nothing bad is happening south of our border, just keep closing up the check points so you can get your voters.

  10. Doug Sabo says:

    Mr. Obama’s daughters are going to about they go to Mexico for camp, if Obama thinks Mexico is such a safe place, as he has closed 9 Border Patrol stations..The people who live near the border are in constant danger, and HE DON’T CARE, HE DON’T LIVE THERE…Now he has given amnesty to illegals under 30 in exchange for votes!!! Shameful !!! America under siege!!!

  11. Obama’s girls cannot go to a CHURCH camp….at least not a Christian one…and we are all racists for not wanting this to happen in our country! We should welcome these types of “culturally relevant” experiences for our children so they can become “multi-cultural” and more diverse…..AND we should pay the people doing the raping for their time….

  12. I’ve been warning people to stay out of Mexico … but they probably think I’m just another nut job. Hope they get my msg THIS time.

  13. I hate that politically correct “allegedly’ crap. Here they are visibly beaten and violated.

  14. We should all be taking Vacations, doing Humanitarian service in Mexico—NOT !!!!!! Same as in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Africa and the rest of the Bass ac-ward Countries. Have no interest in spending money or putting lives at risk in any of them!!!!!

  15. From the article:
    The state government said in a statement that it had witness’ descriptions of the attackers and pledged to catch and punish those responsible.

    Most times the attackers & people committing these kind of crimes are the very authorities who are supposed to be protecting the people. Mexico is a cesspool.

  16. Don Goergen says:

    BOYCOTT MEXICO until they clean up their mess.

  17. Ron Branney says:

    Please don’t send any citizen to this vile country. It is a wasteland wilderness, with beautiful beaches. It has mostly wonderful people, but the government is evil. Another reason to seal the border. Let the people get Pi—d enough to change it. We have animals like these thugs here to, don’t get me wrong. But once you go thru that POE. Your screwed. You are a target of opportunity.

  18. Gary Letcher says:

    Thats why Obama is pulling border guards off because there not needed???

  19. Robin Hayes says:

    Corruption is like a cancer. Not only in Mexico .BUT RIGHT HERE AT HOME!!!!

  20. Kathy Bolsen says:

    This is why teh State DEpt says “don’t go there”!

  21. Kathy Bolsen says:

    And don’t wait fro it to show up in the US MSM…..

  22. BRING IN the F’n Military !!!!

  23. Donna Bieber says:

    And OB welcomes these with open arms…

  24. steve says:

    CNN reports-CNN) — Authorities arrested a suspect Monday connected with a brutal attack at a Christian camp in central Mexico last week, state media said.

    A group of 12 armed attackers ambushed the retreat, sexually assaulting seven minors and beating several young people, state prosecutors said.

    The attack occurred in a wooded area in the municipality of Chalco, the state-run Notimex news agency said, citing Alfredo Castillo Cervantes, the attorney general of the state of Mexico.

    When leaving, the attackers took multiple items from their victims, including cell phones, cameras and cash, authorities said. They also took two vehicles from the camp.

    Because of spotty cell phone reception in the area, victims had to walk several miles in the dark Friday morning to report the attack to authorities.

    Authorities have identified the suspects’ names and matched them with photographs, Castillo said, according to Notimex.

    The camp site was located about 20 miles (35 km) from Mexico City.

    Mexico State Gov. Eruviel Avila said he has been in touch with the victims’ families and that his government would provide psychological, legal and medical assistance to them.

    “We will do everything in our power to catch those responsible and punish them,” the governor said in a Twitter post.

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