2 Ordered To Stand Trial In Richmond Lesbian Gang Rape

RICHMOND (CBS/AP) — Two men are facing trial in the gang rape of a lesbian in Richmond.

A judge ordered 34-year-old Humberto Salvador and 18-year-old Robert Ortiz to stand trial on kidnapping, gang rape and other charges at the end of a preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

Salvador is also facing a hate crime enhancement for allegedly referring to the woman’s sexual orientation during the December 2008 attack. The two men are suspected gang members.

Authorities said the woman was gang raped on the street outside her home and then again under the stairs of an apartment complex, where she was left naked.

A third man, 19-year-old Darrell Albert Hodges, pleaded guilty last month to one count of oral copulation in concert. A fourth defendant, 24-year-old Josue Gonzalez, has pleaded guilty to carjacking and robbery.



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  • Ricky Rodriguez

    it says a lot about you that you would assume they are illegal immigrants based solely off of their hispanic last names. I also find it shocking that you overlooked one of the perpetrators non-hispanic last name. Regardless of where these men are from, they are monsters.

    • Mike Myers

      I’m going to bet that Darrell Hodges is black.

  • Jose

    Execute them and do us Hispanic AMERICANS a favor,

  • Steven Mc Duffie

    I do not support “gay” rights like gay marriage or preferential treatment of any crime. I also am against hate crime laws cause regardless of how they felt or were thinking at the time. With all that being said what these thugs did was reprehensible and should get the maximum time allowed under law. What they did was sick and I feel terrible about what this woman went through. No one should be treated like that period. The reason I said all that in the beginning was to show that just because I disagree with certain ideas doesnt mean that I hate people. We can disagree but still love each other as human beings.

  • John Smith

    For what it’s worth, the victim was a white woman.

  • Michelle

    I don’t give a flying you-know-what what their color or citizen/immigration status is. What I guiltily take great, great pleasure in is that pretty soon those nasty guys-who think that they are sooooo tough—are going to be somebody’s b**ch. BRAVO!

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