Detective: Suspect slapped gang rape victim

September 7, 2012 5:37:48 PM PDT
The man police describe as the instigator of brutal gang rape near Richmond High School has pleaded guilty to escape life in prison.

Manuel Ortega, 22, will now serve 32 years in prison. He was the first of six defendants to stand trial in the 2009 rape.

In October of that year, a girl leaving a homecoming dance was raped and beaten for two hours with no one coming to her aid. Ortega was seen running from the area.

Of the remaining five defendants, four face life in prison.


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