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Calif. man convicted of orchestrating gang rape targeting lesbian victim

Thursday, December 19, 2013

MARTINEZ, Calif. — A 36-year-old Northern California man was convicted Wednesday of orchestrating the gang rape of a woman who was targeted in part because she is a lesbian.

Humberto Salvador

Humberto Salvador

Jurors deliberated for about eight hours before finding Richmond resident Humberto Salvador guilty of rape in concert, kidnapping and other charges, reported the Contra Costa Times.

The jury’s verdicts included hate crime enhancements because of the role the victim’s sexual orientation played in the attack on a Richmond street five years ago. Salvador faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Prosecutors maintained Salvador approached the woman and struck her in the head with a flashlight after she parked her car, which was decorated with gay pride stickers and mementos.

The victim, now 33, testified earlier this month that during the assault Salvador kept asking if she liked men.

She also said that he encouraged two teenagers who were with him to rape her as well. While they did, Salvador said, “See, you like boys. Tell me you like boys,” the victim testified.

Defense lawyer Linda Fullerton told the jury that anti-gay bias did not motivate the attack and the crime was not a gang rape because the teenagers participated under duress, the Times said.

A fourth man who did not take part testified at the trial that the two teens were eager to prove themselves as members of Salvador’s street gang.

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  1. my….gawd….

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:44pm
  2. String him up

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:44pm
  3. Death is to good for this guy

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:45pm
  4. I hope he suffers.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:45pm
  5. Make sure he gets raped in prison.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:45pm
  6. He will get his just rewards

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:45pm
  7. He needs to be publicly hung and stoned

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:46pm
  8. Off with his head. No longer in vogue, then jail for life.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:46pm
  9. He will get his just desserts.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:46pm
  10. I hope someone tells him that he likes boys when his 300 pound “daddy” is riding his ass in jail! Despicable

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:47pm
  11. Well said,Sara !!!

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:42pm
  12. HE WILL LUV IT !!!

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:54pm
  13. bastard…

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:47pm
  14. Omg

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:47pm
  15. I hope he does get butt wham in prison. Hell I hope he gets ganged rape by a bunch of macho biker dudes!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:48pm
  16. Maybe he’ll experience the other side of rape for a while. See how he likes being the victim.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:48pm
  17. rot in jail!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:49pm
  18. what goes around comes around

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:49pm
  19. death!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:50pm
  20. he needs to b put in a basement and tortured in a very special way.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:50pm
  21. also in a very slow way

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:50pm
  22. #ragequittinglife

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:50pm
  23. why do the some crazy men do that to lesbians. This has happend before many times, wow that pisses me off

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:50pm
  24. I would say have him gang raped too, but he’s probably already someone’s “special” friend in prison.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:51pm
  25. What a fucking sicko. Karmas a cunt! That’s all im saying

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:51pm
  26. Well ya know – he was just trying to straighten her out !!
    We all know that every “lesbian” just hasn’t met the right man yet !!
    Stupid f’er !!
    Give me and a few friends 10 minutes with him.
    Plzzzzz !!,

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:51pm
  27. You're an idiot

    Replied on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:45pm
  28. Freakin DIRTBAG!!!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:52pm
  29. Disgusting.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:52pm
  30. Rottt in hell

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:52pm
  31. Well, I have no doubt he’s going to be someone’s bitch in prison…

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:53pm
  32. Send him to my house. I got some hogtie chains, a cattle prod, blowtorch and pliers… you get the picture.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:53pm
  33. Probably a damn illegal too !!
    Just guessing.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:53pm
  34. i think that some gang needs to rape him like he did with that girl that him and the other guys did but he deserves to be brutally rape and see how it feels

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:53pm
  35. What a man!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:53pm
  36. Scumbag!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:54pm
  37. i hope someone rapes him with dildo

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:54pm
  38. SICK MOTHER F*** youll get yours so do like boys !~

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:54pm
  39. Karma will take care of things for this dude!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:55pm
  40. Sickening

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:55pm
  41. Hey buddy! Bubba your bunk mate is looking forward to some daily Nookie. Looks like he has found a new bitch lol

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:55pm
  42. he never had respect for a women nor for the love neither for the sex…. he can’t be human being as well…. so he doesn’t deserve to stay on this world. in this light hanging to death shall be the better lesson…

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:55pm
  43. Hope he get what he deserves …

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:55pm
  44. I hope he meets his karma in prison.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:55pm
  45. It freaking disgusting. I know personally as this just happened to me. Not a gand rape, but a rape. All because I’m a lesbian. Bastard will also get charged with a hate crime because of it.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:56pm
  46. Does anyone else think this looks like oz from american pie?

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:56pm
  47. This is just horrible. I hope the victim gets justice and mentally heals well. This is disgusting no one should ever have to go through this it takes a really evil person to do this.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:56pm
  48. :( That poor woman. What awful, terrible things people do to one another.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 4:57pm
  49. Lesbians, as well as females who do not adhere to the social category of woman, are targeted in this way world-wide. Most perps get away to continue the behavior. As long as the outrage is not as vocal or organized as others, this will continue. Kudos this publication for at least covering the crime.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:04pm
  50. I’m just trying to understand what there status of being legal our illegal has to do with what happened that sounds racist to me

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:05pm
  51. Juli Shamrock-her

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:05pm
  52. Rape is wrong no matter what, but this is disgusting!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:06pm
  53. Just disgusting. Why don’t you people just leave LGBTQ people the freak alone? It’s their belief! If you don’t like it, then it’s your problem, not theirs. Deal with it.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:06pm
  54. Just fucking horrible. There are no words to describe this man’s atrocities and actions.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:06pm
  55. Jesus christ! This shit is what makes me scared to be out and proud sometimes.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:07pm
  56. Disgusting , may the victim find peace and healing

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:08pm
  57. THIS MOTHER FUCKER I hope he gets karma right back to his disgraceful ass. fucking despicable creature

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:08pm
  58. Goodness sakes, is this a race to see who can hurt the most lgbt people in this country??? I mean WTF is going on here?

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:09pm
  59. He looks like he arches his eye brows…probably a closet case…..dumb azzzz….cut it off…what there is of it…

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:09pm
  60. I am not sure what punishment is severe enough. In a series I use to read in a particular place rapists had to support the victim’s healing for the rest of his life.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:12pm
  61. Death is the only justice here. He will target someone else. End the cycle for good.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:13pm
  62. They are going to call her Bambi in jail….because they are going THUMPER good.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:14pm
  63. Let the men in prison make him wish he was gay!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:14pm
  64. SICK ASS HOLE HANG HIM BY HISS BALLS

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:16pm
  65. Probably a damn illegal too !!
    Just guessing. THIS IS IRRELEVANT AND RACIST, Juli. GROW UP!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:18pm
  66. Scary and disgusting…

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:19pm
  67. Sick bastard! Glad he was convicted, now put him in prison for a LOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGG time!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:21pm
  68. Funny how he is the one thats gonna be raped and its gonna be him the one who like men yaaay

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:21pm
  69. Nice idea Gary Davidson but I wouldn’t want IT anywhere near me or my family, I’d personally geld the twat tho (sorry for profanity).

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:23pm
  70. I hope he burns. That is sooo shameful.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:25pm
  71. Boil that Fucker in oil!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:28pm
  72. Big Bubba awaits

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:33pm
  73. GGRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:34pm
  74. Piece of fucking shit

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:36pm
  75. Let me and my baseball bat explain to him why that’s so wrong. POS cretin.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:39pm
  76. Just kill the fucker!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:41pm
  77. All i can say is i hope he is aware of what the rest of his life is going to be like…

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:44pm
  78. KILL HIS FUCKING ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:44pm
  79. Let’s hope Bubba fucks his long & hard.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:45pm
  80. keep him behind bars …should not be allowed to walk among us

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:48pm
  81. Hate brings more hate……so sick and sad.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:51pm
  82. Garbage!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 5:59pm
  83. Abhorrent. What a scumbag.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:00pm
  84. Rot baby Rot!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:03pm
  85. How would he feel if a gang of gay men raped him? What idiocy!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:04pm
  86. The only thing lower than women in some people’s minds is a woman who isn’t interested in being property of men. Or a man with feminine characteristics. Disgusting.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:06pm
  87. Reap what you sow! May he know the terror of a violent a t of rape!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:12pm
  88. What a vile & abhorrent villain.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:13pm
  89. I hope a bunch of buff, violent inmates orchestrate his rape.On a daily basis.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:15pm
  90. Whoa wtf

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:16pm
  91. A**holes !!!! NO NEED OF THIS !!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:18pm
  92. It is NEVER right to rape ANYONE !!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:21pm
  93. Burn and rot to death in the deepest darkest pit of the fiery underworld, you disgusting rapist.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:21pm
  94. All you people who are calling for his rape in prison are just perpetuating a culture of rape. I’m not saying this guy isn’t a piece of shit, but enough with the rape jokes.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:25pm
  95. God, that’s scares me…

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:37pm
  96. why don’t they just electrocute these fuckbags SLOWLY, and be done!!?

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:54pm
  97. bad karma on that dude! comes around, goes around three fold, So mote it be.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:55pm
  98. What a piece of shit..This is so horrible. Burn in hell hope you get gang raped in prison!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:59pm
  99. Prison is next stop. Where he’ll get his! Its not because they gay is because they bored!! Juss sayin

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:15pm
  100. put him in the town center and hang him in public view

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:15pm
  101. Sick dog. That. The type. Person that should burn in hell he and the guy that raped and murdered my aunt when she was a little girl can both burn forever

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:20pm
  102. Nothing but evil no matter what his defense says!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:21pm
  103. sick he needs to have his genitals removed.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:43pm
  104. Rape is mot an easy experience to recover from

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:44pm
  105. What have this world come to? People shouldn’t worry about thr LENT community. They should be worried about sick people like this guy.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:50pm
  106. Meant LGBT

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:50pm
  107. Death Penalty.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:52pm
  108. Right. . My uncle claims that gay people can’t get married because they’re all pedophiles, therefore acting as if straight people are perfect

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:53pm
  109. He is evil.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7:53pm
  110. Miguel Angel Mercado – You’re irrelevant.
    Read some crime stats once in a while.
    Facts are facts – can’t dispute em.
    Nothing to do with racism.
    I’m a minority !
    Not possible !
    Ha !

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:21pm
  111. Karma.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:26pm
  112. Castrate the fucker

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:31pm
  113. asshole I hope he gets rape!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:50pm
  114. This makes me so angry.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:52pm
  115. Sick

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:18pm
  116. What a sick fuck

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:28pm
  117. I hope he dies a horrible death

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:29pm
  118. piece of shit !

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:46pm
  119. Enjoy your time in jail!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:53pm
  120. This is terrible. But justice was served and karma will come back to bite him…

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 9:56pm
  121. He deserves to suffer in prison. What a douchebag. >:c

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:24pm
  122. People like this deserve to have their balls crushed with vice grips after they’ve been tasered and are twitching on the ground.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:30pm
  123. Sorry fucker hope he gets his shit pushed in when he gets to the Penn.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:33pm
  124. This is what makes me affraid of the dark and even more affraid of mankind. What’s wrong with mankind when you can’t live, love and laugh just the way you are?!?! No matter your sexual orientation, color of your skin, gender, religion or any other thing that shape us into becomming who we are. The question I ask myself is….how can I or we change this and make the world a free and a better place to live? :’( my heart goes out to all you lovers out there! Keep being you, because you are truly amazing! <3

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:37pm
  125. Death penalty for all rapists!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:44pm
  126. Prison & the inevtiable gang raping he’ll get is a ironic & suitable punishment.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:45pm
  127. General population please.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:50pm
  128. they need to cut his “gear” completely off!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:51pm
  129. What a cruel piece of shit.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:54pm
  130. Put him away for the rest of his pathetic life!!!

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 10:57pm
  131. Nice, he has the words, “Lookin’ for a big daddy” written all over his jail bound face.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:03pm
  132. that was not right hope he goes to jail for a long long time

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:07pm
  133. Fucking hillbillies.

    Posted on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:18pm