Police said Monday that more arrests are likely in a rape case involving an 11-year-old girl who may have been attacked by as many as 10 men.
Two arrests have been made in the Saturday attack, and officials said they have identified eight others as persons of interest. Most or all are students at either Fresno City College or Reedley College, police said.
The alleged victim went to an apartment complex on Saturday night to visit an acquaintance, said police spokesman Jeff Cardinale. While she was inside one of the apartments, she allegedly was sexually assaulted multiple times by several men.
The girl fled the apartment and sought help from a couple on the street, who called police. She suffered no serious physical injuries, but was taken to a hospital for an examination and is now in the care of Child Protective Services.
Mackey Davis, 20, and Eddie Scott, 19, were arrested on suspicion of child molestation with a victim under 14 and oral copulation with a victim under 18. Both were being held on $100,000 bail.
The rape allegedly took place in apartments that house some Fresno City College football players. Davis and Scott were students at Reedley and may have been in the process of transferring to Fresno City College, Cardinale said.
“We’re very much concerned about what’s going on,” said Ned Doffoney, president of Fresno City College. “Right now we just want to look into what ties there are with the college and make sure that everyone’s rights are being respected.”
Officials at Reedley College said they were working with police and did not want to comment on an ongoing investigation.
It was not immediately clear if Davis and Scott had attorneys Monday.