Officials investigate alleged gang rape of teen
HOUSTON The teenager says she was taken right off the street last week as she was on Ella near Rushworth. She says she was taken to a nearby location off of Kuykendahl and raped by four men. "They sexually assaulted me - all four of them," the victim told us. The girl said she was taken, repeatedly raped and left trembling and naked until she could find a phone and call her mother. The 17-year-old girl, who we're calling Tiffany to protect her identity, says she was walking to the corner gas station in her neighborhood around 7:30am last Wednesday morning when four men drove up and snatched her. "I was so shaken up and scared," said Tiffany. She said the men drove her about two miles away, dragged her into a wooded area then took turns raping her. They left her naked and took off. She said it happened in a matter of 30 minutes. "She called me screaming and crying, saying that four men had grabbed her. And I said, 'What did they do to you?' And she said, 'They all were on me,'" said Tiffany's mother. It's a thought no mother wants to imagine, but Tiffany's mother said other parents need to be warned and the men responsible caught. "If they don't ever find them for the sake of my child, then this is for somebody else's child so it don't happen to them," her mother said. The Harris County Sheriff's Office confirms they are investigating the case. The suspects are described as dark-skinned black men, all with shaved heads, around 30-40 years old. The victim said they all four men spoke with accents, and at times, one of them was referred to as 'Alexander.' The suspects were reportedly driving a brown Nissan Xterra SUV. Anyone with information in this case is asked to call the Harris County Sheriff's Office Sex Crimes Unit. The Houston Area Women's Center has a hotline for rape victims. The number is 713-528-7273. Counselors are on call 24 hours a day, and can accompany victims of sexual violence to the hospital, police station, or court.