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* Gilroy 13-Year-Old Raped Near Christmas Hill Park, Cresencio Eberardo Blas And Benancio Quinones Leon Arrested

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Gilroy police arrested two men on suspicion of raping a 13-year-old girl Wednesday evening.Police said the victim encountered the two suspects, Cresencio Eberardo Blas, 29, and Benancio Quinones Leon, 49, at about 6 p.m. in the area of Christmas Hill Park, near Miller Avenue in the southern part of the city.The victim spent a few hours talking with the men, who had recently set up a homeless encampment near Uvas Creek in the park. Police said the suspects provided her with various intoxicants and that both then sexually assaulted her several times.The victim eventually escaped and sought help, and Gilroy police were notified of the incident. The girl was treated at a medical facility.Investigators located the scene of the crime and spotted the two suspects. The victim identified them and they were arrested. One was found to be in possession of some of the victim’s property, police said.Blas and Leon were booked into Santa Clara County jail on suspicion of a number of felony offenses, police said.Anyone with information may contact Detective Martin Beltran at (408) 846-0334.

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