Four MS-13 gang members have been charged with gang raping a 15-year-old girl for four days while keeping her high on drugs. 28-year-old Ray Hernandez Jr. was arrested Thursday on a charge of continuous trafficking of persons. 25-year-old Alfredo Herrera was arrested later that day on a charge of sexual assault of a child and both remain in the Bexar County Jail. Police say at least two more arrests are expected but gave limited information on the case.
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A Thursday press conference is shedding new light on the abuse the victim suffered thanks to court documents. Those documents say Hernandez and the victim met on social media and by October 2017 he was pimping her out for sex. The court affidavit also reveals the 15-year-old girl told police she would sometimes return to him even after she was picked up by juvenile authorities.
One of the men accused of having sex with the victim is 20-year-old Korey Acosta who eventually partnered with Hernandez and they became "Pimp buddies". This relationship continued for several months until an incident in early May caused the victim to decide to escape. The "incident" in the affidavit was when Hernandez drove her to a West Side residence near the 300 block of Violeta Place where three men were waiting: Acosta, Herrero, and a third identified as "Coach".
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"The victim said she was given narcotics shortly after arriving at the residence and remained on a 'high' for the remainder of the time she was with them (a period of about four days)," according to the affidavit. Hernandez and Acosta took her to a nearby hotel where they left her alone in a room with Coach who then molested and raped the teen. The court documents added, "The victim said she refused to perform the acts on him … then she felt she could not resist him any further so felt she had to comply with his requests"
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