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Witness Tells Court About Gang Rape in MS-13 Trial

Outside the room, she could hear teenagers and young men hollering and laughing.

The woman said she tried to get dressed between attacks.

Eventually, 10 men entered the room, but two did not rape her, the woman said. She testified that Velasquez did not sexually assault her.

Some of the attackers used condoms, she said. Eventually, a man came into the room and picked up the used condoms.

Asked by Wilkinson how the assault made her feel, the woman said, "Weak, in pain. Lost. Bad."

The woman said she heard one of the other girls yelling, just before all the men and teenagers in the apartment ran away. The woman said she got dressed and went outside, where she used the cellphone of a neighbor to call 911 and report that she had been raped.

Federal prosecutors also called to the witness stand a Los Angeles police detective who testified about the origins of MS-13 and a court translator who read her translations of letters written by gang members.

MS-13 members live by the motto "We kill, we rape, we control," a federal prosecutor said in her opening statement Tuesday.

Federal prosecutors say that MS-13 committed six homicides and four attempted homicides between April 2003 and June 2005 in suburban Maryland. Eight attacks were in Prince George's, two in Montgomery.

An indictment handed up last week charges that the gang was responsible for a seventh homicide, in Fairfax County in January 2005, when two MS-13 members allegedly fired into a group of youths sitting outside an apartment building. One man was killed, and two juveniles were wounded.

Ayala is accused of driving with fellow gang members to the Fairfax attack.


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