By Carlin DeGuerin Miller
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Even as Richmond, Calif., police interrogated a sixth suspect in the October 24th gang rape of a 15-year-old girl outside a homecoming dance, prosecutors let one go.
Contra Costa prosecutors declined to file charges against 21-year-old Salvador Rodriguez, who had been arrested previously, citing insufficient evidence. Rodriguez was released from County Jail, in Martinez, Calif., on Friday.
Authorities say as many as 10 young men raped and beat a 15-year-old girl over two hours in a courtyard on campus while as many as two dozen others watched and took photos with cell phones.
Richmond police Lt. Mark Gagan told The Mercury News , that while there didn’t appear to be enough evidence to charge Rodriguez at this time, the investigation was still ongoing, “the forensic evidence is still being examined.” Full story.
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