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Suspects Arraigned in Gang Rape of Lesbian in Richmond

Two of four suspects in the mid-December gang rape of a 28-year-old woman, a lesbian, in the SF East Bay city of Richmond, were arraigned on Tuesday. Only one of them was charged with a hate crime:

Salvadorgonzalez"Humberto Hernandez Salvador, 31, was charged with numerous felony counts including kidnapping, rape and carjacking, and his charges carry the felony enhancement of a hate crime. Also arraigned was Josue Gonzalez, 21, who was accused of rape, carjacking and various sexual crimes against the woman, whom authorities have not identified. A third suspect, Darrell Albert Hodges, 16, was charged with similar crimes as an adult and was arraigned Monday. A fourth suspect, age 15, is being charged as a juvenile in the case. According to the charges, the District Attorney's Office contends that Salvador used a firearm in the commission of his crime. He is being held in County Jail in lieu of $2,220,000 bail. Gonzalez is being held on $1,850,000 bail. Neither man entered a plea, and both were referred to the public defender's office. Deputy District Attorney Karen Zelis declined to comment after the hearing."

Their victim, who has not been identified was carjacked, and repeatedly raped and assaulted for 45 minutes on December 13th before she was dumped on the street and sought help from a resident. The assailants reportedly used anti-gay slurs during the prolonged attack, and may have identified her as a lesbian by the rainbow stickers on her car.

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  1. Gotta love that ancient old queen. Sir Poof, indeed.

    Posted by: TANK | Jan 8, 2009 7:07:18 PM


  2. Damn..the above was supposed to go to the ian mckellan...anyway...I hope these boys are repeatedly raped while in prison and die there.

    Posted by: TANK | Jan 8, 2009 7:08:42 PM


  3. i say this without a hint of irony or satire. if they want to strip another person of her/his dignity with a wanton disregard for his/her humanity, fuck them. put them away, keep them isolated from decent society.

    i am sick and tired of thugs destroying productive lives. enough is enough! i do not want to hear about extenuating circumstances. i do not want to hear about how a teen brain isn't developed enough to know bad from good. bull-shit! when i was 13, fuck it, when i was 7 or 5, i knew that you should not hurt another being.

    another post on this site talks about a young man who works for animal rights who was randomly attacked by a piece of shit who apparently doesn't have much to do in his life but to commit violence. well, i want to protect the rights of people who are doing good. fuck the ones who want to tear down.

    Posted by: nic | Jan 8, 2009 8:55:31 PM


  4. The Bay Area is a very strange place with glaring and hypocritical aspects to the various cities that make it up. Richmond is an absolute mess where violence is often a daily reality. I'm not surprised this happened here. Just deeply saddened.

    Best wishes to all victims everywhere.

    Posted by: Ed | Jan 8, 2009 11:59:22 PM


  5. Looks like a great movie!

    Posted by: sosaid | Jan 9, 2009 6:49:12 PM


  6. If what is being said is true, only a very special justice would be appropriate for these thugs. I can remember when I was a prison guard at CIW, we had an inmate doing time for giving 'justice' her way. One of her family members was attacked and raped and she hunted the perp down and cut his penis off and stuffed it into his oral cavity. Now I am not saying that this should be the case her. However it is an interesting story, is it not.
    I and my staff wish this young lady all the best and hope for a speedy recovery, if that will ever be possible.
    John J. Nazarian, P.I. Beverly Hills, Calif.

    Posted by: John J. Nazarian P.I. | Apr 7, 2009 9:25:40 PM


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