The Washington Blade reports that a Washington, D.C., man was gang raped at gunpoint by nearly half a dozen men.
The episode happened in the Columbia Heights neighborhood last week. The victim, whose name and age has not been released, was allegedly walking by himself when a white van pulled up beside him. A gunman jumped out and forced him into the back.
According to police, as many as seven other men were waiting inside the van. They “drove [the victim] around” for a while before “Suspect 1 through Suspect 5 anally sexually assaulted him against his will and without his consent.”
According to police, the suspects ranged in age, from 17 to 27 years old. The victim could only describe the gunman who initially approached him: Hispanic, around 6’1, between 22 and 27 years old, with a slim build and short black curly hair.
This is the second time in less than a year that an adult male has been gang raped by a group of men in the area. Last December, a 52-year-old man was walking alone when a gang of armed men kidnapped him and raped him at another location.