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South Bay men accused of raping female student during spring break in Miami

March 31, 2011 |  9:51 pm

Spring break rape case
Three South Bay men have been booked in connection with the rape of a female student on spring break in Miami, according to a KTLA report.

The woman alleged that the three men held her down and took turns raping her in their hotel room at the Fontainebleau in South Beach, the station said, citing a police affidavit.

"They were kind of taking turns on me," the victim was quoted as telling police.  "Somebody let my leg go, and I kicked him in the chest, and he backed up, and the other guy let go of my arm and they all started laughing at me."

KTLA said the men have been identified as Paul Thorington, 22, of Lomita, Anthony Albano, 23, of Rancho Palos Verdes and Ray Joseph Laranjo, 23, of Torrance.

The men were booked on charges in Miami Dade County of sexual battery involving multiple offenders. They have been released on $50,000 bail each.

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Photo: Suspects from left to right: Anthony Albano, Paul Thorington, Ray Laranjo. Credit: KTLA/ Miami-Dade Police Department.

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