"It could have been me that was dead right now. That's the worst thing," she said.
This 17-year-old claims capital murder suspect Jose Reyes raped her in a Webster park last February.
"He took a part of me that I will never get back, ever," she said. "I'm never going to be OK, and her family will never be OK, ever."
The girl reported the alleged assault to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, but charges were never filed. A sheriff's office spokesperson says the alleged victim and her mother missed multiple scheduled interviews, so the case was closed.
Now, almost exactly one year later, Reyes is in the Harris County Jail. His alleged accomplice, a 16-year-old, is locked up in a juvenile detention center, where on Wednesday a judge ruled he will remain for now. Both teens are accused of brutally sexually assaulting and murdering 15-year-old Coriann Cervantes in a possibly satanic ritual.
"She was young. She was innocent," the teen raped said. "It should have never came to this. I feel so sorry for her family."
This alleged victim admits she was drunk and high during the alleged assault, but she says she was still conscious when Reyes allegedly raped her, then directed three of his friends to do the same.
She said, "I know him and what he's capable of."
She says she's speaking out to show support for Cervantes and her family.
She said, "At first I didn't want to do it, honestly, because I didn't want all this stress but they wanted me to do it honestly. They were like thank you so much for doing this."
On Wednesday night, some members of the community gathered for a memorial in Cervantes' honor.
"There's always been evil out there," community member Ashlee Brown said.
The vigil was also a spiritual lesson of good and evil.
"Someone that I knew, someone so close. Is just gone now," one attendee said.
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