Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Suspects Face Prison for Rape of American Tourist

Posted on August 16, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, TRAVEL

Globo reported on August 15, 2013 that the court of the state of Rio de Janeiro sentenced three suspects accused of raping an American tourist in Copacabana on March 30 of this year. The three suspects raped the American tourist in a van while her French boyfriend was handcuffed and beaten with an iron bar. Two suspects face 49 years in prison, including crimes of burglary, rape and extortion while the other suspect was sentenced to 21 years in prison for rape and extortion. Read Article

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