Three teenage members of the infamous MS-13 gang are being held without bail since Friday on charges that they forced a 16 year-old girl into a wooded area of a Long Island golf course, where two of them raped her repeatedly while the third stood guard.
‘This is one of the most brutal, heinous crimes that I have seen in a long, long time,” Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota stated at a news conference. ‘This poor young woman is so lucky that, quite frankly, that she is alive. These are vicious young men, vicious young men and what they did to her was absolutely terrible.”
The three gang members were identified as 17 year-old Jose Cornejo, 18 year-old Bryan Larios, and 17 year-old Joel Escobar, all from Brentwood, all from El Salvador and all members of the MS-13 street gang.
Their attorneys entered not guilty pleas on the grand jury indictment charges of rape, assault, sexual abuse, robbery and other crimes. The attorney for Bryan Larios denied his clients involvement.
Prosecutors stated that all three were arrested on May 29th, just hours after the attack occurred. In the report, it was said that they approached the girl and her male friend at a Brentwood middle school at around 6 p.m. where they allegedly robbed, then beat her friend, who fled the scene.
They then allegedly forced her to walk a half-mile to a secluded area of the Brentwood Country Club, under threat of bodily harm. It was here that Cornejo and Escobar raped her while Larios acted as lookout.
The girl was found walking out of the secluded area, partially naked and found by golfers, who then called police.
The attorneys for the suspects claimed their clients were all high school students, but the Assistant DA Lawrence Opisso disputed the allegation, stating he did not believe any of them attended school.
Police were able to identify Cornejo as one of the suspects, after the victim gave them a detailed description including a tattoo he has on his chin, of which the prosecutors described as a skull adorned with flames.
Escobar and another man (not involved in this case, but a suspected MS-13 member) were charged with beating and robbing a man on April 28th at the same middle school. Escobar was also charged with threatening the victim with further violence if he reported the crime. Escobar has also pled not guilty to those charges as well.
It is a sad state of affairs we find our country in, as these types of “thugs” are welcomed into our country while their own country is laughing as they leave. We are allowing known criminals to enter our country, enjoy our legal system and Constitutional rights while they run rampant in a criminal enterprise that is infecting our own young men and women.
These young men if proven guilty of these crimes do not deserve prison time, but deserve the same treatment they dished out to this poor young lady. They should all be gang-raped repeatedly until they fully understand the degradation as well as the physical and emotional scars this young woman will carry around with her.
There are so many people complaining about wishing we had stricter “gun control” legislation in place, so it can eliminate crime. Guns do not commit these types of heinous crimes. Guns do not kill and maim their victims. These sick, twisted criminals do all the work. Whether it is a gun, knife or fists, the ONLY thing these type of people understand, is superior strength. They prey on the weak and ill-prepared. They are cowards who could not tow-the-line with a real man.
It is high past time we all wake up and take a look around. This could have been your daughter, your sister, your niece or friend. What type of rage would you be feeling then? It doesn’t matter if it hasn’t touched your life personally, because it can and will if you continue to close your eyes to the real issues.
I agree we have to put an end to violence, but these young men deserve to stand in front of the working end of a “big gun” and die the coward’s death they deserve. If we don’t start making examples out of these animals, the pack is going to grow, until it is completely out of control.
Patrick James has worked as a firefighter/EMT for several services throughout the years, as well as a custom metal fabricator, certified personal trainer and chef.
Growing up in the rural suburbs of Detroit, it was during his frequent trips to Northern Michigan where he learned of his love for hunting and fishing. Spending several of his adult years in upstate South Carolina, his love of extreme sports took root in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains as he learned to rock climb and kayak.
“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and vanish into air.” ~ John Quincy Adams