2 men convicted in Calif. high school gang rape

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) – Two more men have been found guilty for their roles in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl outside a Northern California high school.

Contra Costa County jurors on Thursday convicted 20-year-old Marcelles Peter and 22-year-old Jose Montano of forcible rape, sexual penetration and forced oral copulation.

The charges stemmed from a 2009 assault outside Richmond High School’s homecoming dance that attracted national attention.

Peter and Montano are among six men accused of raping the victim. Authorities say she was beaten, robbed and sexually abused over two hours while as many as 20 people watched.

Two of the men were convicted earlier of gang rape in the case. The other two are awaiting trial on lesser sexual assault charges.

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