Richmond High school gang rape trial defendant Marcelles Peter told police that he touched the victim’s “private area,” but didn’t foresee the girl getting raped, and beaten, according to a police interrogation video to the 20-year-old Pinole Man’s jury.
“I don’t think I should be in trouble for this because I didn’t know what was going to happen,” a 17-year-old Peter told detectives in 2009, a few days after a 16-year-old sophomore was raped and beaten on the school’s campus after leaving a homecoming dance.
Ari Morales, 19, testified about his involvement in the 2009 Richmond High School gang rape case
By Fareed Abdulrahman Posted June 24, 2013 3:42 pm
A young man previously convicted in the group rape of a 16-year-old girl four years ago testified against two other suspects on Thursday.
Ari Morales, 19, never testified during his own trial in January. His comments last week marked the first time his version of events has been recorded in court. The testimony is part of a new trial against suspects Marcelles Peter, 20, and Jose Montano, 22, both of whom were charged with rape, rape with a foreign object and forced oral copulation.
Richmond, California– known for the movie “Coach Carter.” In the last few years, Richmond has been known for a brutal gang rape of a high school sophomore girl outside their Homecoming dance in 2009 that could come from a bad movie or an episode of a crime drama on network TV.