Mexico Arrests 6 Suspects Who Confessed to Raping 6 Female Tourists in Acapulco

by Colonel on February 17, 2013

“Mexico has arrested six men who confessed to the rape of six female Spanish tourists in Acapulco, a crime that drew global attention to the popular Mexican resort.

Early on Feb. 4, hooded gunmen forced their way into a beach house the women rented, roughed up their seven male companions and raped the women.

Murillo said one of the suspects was apprehended on Tuesday, and the other five were detained overnight. Local officials said there was physical evidence that implicated the suspects.

Acapulco Mayor Luis Walton set off a media storm when he downplayed the seriousness of the attack, saying it could have happened “anywhere in the world,” and that it hurt the image of the city, one of Mexico’s most famous tourist destinations.

Acapulco is the biggest city in the state of Guerrero, which has been increasingly plagued by drug-related violence.

” — Michael O’Boyle and Luis Enriquez Martinez, Copyright 2013 msnbc.com

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