Rio de Janeiro Brazil: U.S. couple kidnapped, one victim raped, other beaten

Posted on April 1, 2013 • Filed under: Latin America, Tourist Attacked, Tourist Kidnapped, Tourist Raped

On April 1, 2013, reported that a pair of men suspected of raping a foreign tourist were arrested on Saturday by local police. The two men are accused of having boarded a van in which the woman, 23, and her boyfriend were traveling Saturday. Authorities indicated that the tourists are Americans (U.S.). The two then ordered the couple off the bus, holding them hostage and taking them to the neighborhood of São Gonçalo. The rape took place in the suspects’ vehicle en route to the neighborhood. The men took the couple’s credit cards, which they used at ATM’s in São Gonçalo and Niterói. Police are still searching for a potential third suspect. Read Article

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