Teen Claims Prison Rape

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News Americas, RIO DE JANEIRO, Weds. Sept. 20, 2011: A 14-year-old girl claims she was drugged and raped in a men’s prison in northern Brazil.

The teenager has testified she was drugged, beaten and taken by a woman along with two other teenagers into the prison, which is 26 miles (42 kilometers) from the state capital, Belem.

Amazonas said he believes the girl was taken into the Para prison system by someone intending to charge prisoners money to have sex with her. Once inside she was reportedly abused by male several prisoners.

She escaped early Saturday and sought help from a jail guard, who took her to the police.

Investigators are trying to determine who took the teenager into the prison, who allowed her entry, who participated in the alleged assault, and whether there were other girls involved.