- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Two Austin men have each been sentenced to two years in prison for sexually assaulting a teenage runaway who says she was gang raped.

The Austin American-Statesman reports (https://bit.ly/1BOr2vX ) 26-year-old Juan Ortega and 28-year-old Edgar Perez were dealt the punishment after they each pleaded guilty to a second-degree felony offense of sexually assaulting a child. They will have to register as sex offenders upon their release.

Cases against two other men are pending and three other men are wanted by police.

Authorities say the 13-year-old girl ran away from a treatment center in June 2013 before being picked up by the men. She says she was assaulted by as many as 10 men over a period of hours.

Defense attorneys say the girl told the men she was older than she was.

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Information from: Austin American-Statesman, https://www.statesman.com


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