Twin brothers accused of raping underage girl

Isaac Gates, left, and Isaiah Gates are charged with sexual assault of a child under 17. The 19-year-olds are accused in the November rape of a then 16-year-old girl in west Harris County

January 19, 2012 1:26:22 PM PST
Twin brothers are accused of raping an underage girl.

Isaac and Isaiah Gates, both 19, are charged with sexual assault of a child under 17. Court documents state the incident happened on November 28, 2011 when the 16-year-old victim said she went behind a business off Memorial in west Harris County after agreeing to have sex with the twins. She then changed her mind and told the Gates that she needed to go home. The twins refused to allow her to leave, according to the girl.

Court documents show that's when one brother started to sexually assault her while the other one stood lookout in the alley. The brothers then switched places and the other brother sexually assaulted her.

The attack stopped when a passerby saw what was happening and scared off the men. The girl says she then called her mother to tell her what happened.

Police say the girl picked the Gates brothers out of a photo array.

Isaiah Gates is out on $20,000 bond. Isaac Gates is not in custody.