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Michigan girl, 13, accuses 4 members of Insane Spanish Cobras of gang rape

May 19, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Michigan girl, 13, accuses 4 members of Insane Spanish Cobras of gang rape

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In Michigan, four members of the Insane Spanish Cobras gang are accused of taking turns raping a 13-year-old and then tattooing her with the gang’s symbol.

Steven Erwin Washburn, 26, Jacob Yrles, 19, Anthony Bunn, 18, Terry Taylor, 23, are together facing over 40 charges after they attacked the teen in Flint back in 2014.

The men appeared in court on Wednesday where the judge ordered they go to trial ongang, sexual assault and firearm charges, MLive reports.

The victim, who had run away from home, told the court she was assaulted over a two-day span after meeting the four men at a party.

Jacob Yrles, Steven Washburn, Terry Taylor, and Anthony Bunn. (Courtesy | Genesee County Sheriff’s Office)

She had turned down an invitation to leave with the gang members but then testified that she went with the men to a liquor store. The girl claimed that while they were on their way, Bunn pulled out a gun and then hid it again.

They then went arrived at a house and the girl said she had a “gut feeling” that something was wrong when the group started whispering.

She asserted that Yrles grabbed her and brought her to the garage where he blindfolded her and raped her.

Then, when Yrles left, Bunn came in and told her, “You’re not done yet.”

The teen said the remaining three men allegedly took turns raping her.

The following day, the four men took her to a bedroom and forcibly tattooed her tattooed the name Insane Spanish Cobras name on her hip, with a three-point Diamond Cobra gang symbol, and two large tattoos on her back.

When interviewed in court, the girl said it took so long to come forward with the accusations because she was traumatized.

The men have been charged with five counts of criminal sexual assault, gang membership, gang recruitment, unlawful imprisonment, assault with the intention to do bodily harm less than murder and carrying a concealed weapon.

The defendants are currently behind bars and face life in prison if convicted.

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