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Two Men Arrested After Photos Of Them Assaulting Unconscious Women Surface

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Two men were arrested after police discovered sexually explicit photos of them with unconscious women. Pedro Garcia, 23, of Glendale and Bryan Lizarraga Castillo, 23, of Lincoln Heights were arrested and charged with one count each of sexual battery and sexual penetration by foreign object, the L.A. Times reports.

Police say that the pair had gone out for a friend's birthday earlier this month. Towards the end of the night, the men offered a 22-year-old woman with whom they were both friends a ride home. The woman had sipped a beer out of a plastic cup in a restaurant parking lot prior to the ride. Though it's not clear where she got the beer, the woman told police that she soon blacked out after drinking it.

The next morning, the woman said she woke up in Garcia's car. She looked around and found Garcia's phone, and went through the photos on it. She discovered a photo of the three of them and in it, Garcia was kissing her naked chest.

When police investigated, they found more photos, including one with a different woman who also appeared to be unconscious, and whose hand had been placed on the men's groins. At least one of the photos had been posted to Facebook, according to authorities.

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Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Glendale police at (818) 548-4911.