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8 Arrested In Suspected Gang-Rape Of Two Girls Lured From Social Networking Sites

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Seven men and one boy have been arrested on suspicion of gang-raping two girls in Ventura County, one in March and the other in April, according to LA Now. Reportedly the men met the victims on social networking sites and lured them to a home in Santa Paula. Police are seeking possible additional victims.

Suspects Esteban Oseguera, Isaak Ek, Joseph Sandoval, Jonathan Gaona, Dion Mendoza, Carlos Ek, Adrian Garcia are all between the ages of 18-22. The name of the suspected underage boy was not released. Most of the suspects have been identified by police as "being gang members or having gang ties."

The charge against them include kidnapping, rape, conspiracy, street terrorism, unlawful intercourse with a minor and rape while the victim was asleep, according to a police statement.

Sheriff's detectives, familiar with most of the suspects as part of an ongoing gang case, have offered assistance to Santa Paula police with the investigation, according to the Ventura County Star.