Brazilian police: Tests done too late to prove gang rape

2016-05-30 22:36
Brazilian police. (iStock)

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Rio de Janeiro - Brazilian police investigating a gang rape possibly involving more than 30 men, say that tests on the 16-year-old female victim were done too late to provide conclusive evidence.

The alleged attack happened in a slum in western Rio on May 21. It came to light because of a video clip and images shared on Twitter and WhatsApp.

Rio police chief Fernando Veloso said on Monday the rape kit tests were done five days after the incident.

In his words, "Traces were lost because of time."

Veloso says police believe the gang rape happened and are working to gather evidence. However, they are not able to determine how many people participated. The girl testified there were 33 men.

So far, police have arrested one man and are searching for several others.

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