Richmond police are looking for between four and seven males who allegedly beat, robbed and gang-raped a 15-year-old girl on the Richmond High School campus Saturday night, police Lt. Mark Gagan said today. Investigators believe that as many as 10 people witnessed the attack and failed to stop or report it. “This is just a horrific crime,” Gagan said. “The victim was beaten, sexually assaulted, robbed and dehumanized … What’s even more disturbing is that other people came by and witnessed the attack and failed to report it.” He said he is confident that police will be able to find out who was involved in the attack and what roles they played. The attack happened shortly before midnight Saturday in an alleyway on the north side of campus at 1250 23rd St., about an hour after the school’s homecoming dance ended. When officers arrived, they saw several males running away and found the victim, a Richmond High School student, unconscious, police said. She was airlifted to a local hospital in critical condition. Her condition has since been upgraded to stable, police said. The officers detained a 19-year-old man who was seen running from the high school shortly after the attack and arrested him on suspicion of rape, Richmond police Sgt. Bisa French said. He was still in custody this morning, but hadn’t yet been charged. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text at 408-355-0999 if you know the names of these men or have any information that can help solve this crime.
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