In the aftermath of the pandemic, a woman was raped by a gang member in San Francisco.
The victim told police she was lured into a hotel room by a man and her friends, who raped her and held her captive.
The victim told detectives she woke up in a hospital bed in tears, with the man still on top of her.
A San Francisco police detective investigating the case found that the victim told a gang mate she had been raped by five men in the same hotel room.
“He was like, ‘I did it to you,'” the victim, who has not been identified, told detectives.
“I was just scared.”
The victim was able to identify the five men as the five members of a gang called the “Covid Gang.”
The FBI has released more than 4,000 images of the gang members, which the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office says show that their crimes include the rape, torture, and robbery of a victim, the killing of their victims, and the sexual abuse of a minor.
The FBI says it has also released more images of some of the suspects, but did not release names of them.
The victims who were identified by the victims, however, said they have no doubt the men were part of the “covid gang.”
The San Francisco Police Department said it is still investigating.
“These individuals were part or a significant portion of a larger criminal enterprise, including the use of child pornography,” the department said in a statement.
“This criminal enterprise was based in a hotel, on the Internet, and was not isolated to any particular place.
As such, the investigation continues and will be comprehensive.
We have a dedicated team of investigators dedicated to working with the public to provide more details about this ongoing investigation.”
The victims are not the first victims of sexual violence perpetrated by the gang in the United States.
In January, police in Los Angeles arrested three men on charges they had sexually assaulted a woman, who was forced to give them oral sex and then sexually assaulted in a motel room.
In September, police arrested four men in connection with the murder of a 22-year-old woman in California.