Police in Mexico have arrested 17 people after last week’s gang attack in a Christian youth camp.
Six of the accused have already confessed to beating, robbing and violating a group of youths at an ecological reserve in the town of Ixtapaluca, Mexico state. During the attack, five girls were raped and three were sexually assaulted.
The state prosecutor, Alfredo Castillo, claimed that two of the arrested were police officers and one a former military member. Prosecutors have also stated that the length of the attack lasted several hours.
Yesterday, television stations broadcasted the interrogation of the accused which angered the families of those that were sexually assaulted. The questions were graphic and explicit.
The interrogation was played for reporters on Wednesday by Televisa and Milenio networks, yet was also aired during prime-time newscasts.
State Attorney General Castillo and anchors of the news channels have both apologised.
Although it is inconclusive whether the victims’ representatives will sue the government, a judge will be deciding today whether to charge the 17 suspects held on the evidence provided by the state of Mexico.