Two witnesses to the horrific gang rape of a 16-year-old girl outside of her homecoming dance are describing what happened for the first time.
Salvador Rodriquez, 21, says he was the only one who tried to help the girl outside the Richmond High dance on October 24.
“Nope, I did not rape her,” Rodriguez told ABC-7 reporter Cecelia Vega in an exclusive interview. “I did not beat her. I did not rob her. I did not rape her. I was trying to help her. That’s all I want people to know.”
Rodriquez told ABC7 that he was skateboarding in the area where the girl was raped and saw that a group had formed in a poorly lit courtyard outside the school.
“They were kicking her in her head and they were beating her up, robbing her and ripping her clothes off; it’s something you can’t get out your mind,” he said. Rodriguez added that after the attack was over, he tried to comfort the girl and covered her in his t-shirt.