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Woman 36, gang-raped in Bronx while two women help hold her down

A sick crew of four men and two women dragged a victim into a Bronx apartment, where they beat her and raped her at knifepoint. Three of the men raped the 36-year-old victim while three accomplices, including the two women, held her down, police said. The shocking attack happened about 12:30 a.m. Thursday when the victim was dragged into an apartment on E. 214th St. near White Plains Road in Olinville.

E214thSt White Plains Road in Olinville

The criminal complaint identified three of the men as Bakary Traore, 24, John Cuevas, 19, Alec Cepero, 24, and the two women as Keyna Cuevas, 24, and Nicole Puga, 21. This fourth male suspect is still being sought, police said. Once the victim was dragged into the apartment, the suspects beat her bloody, the complaint said. Traore then pulled out a knife and told the victim, Take off your clothes and give us your stuff or you’re going to die. Keyna Cuevas and Puga helped hold the woman down, police said.

Then, according to the complaint, John Cuevas, Traore and the attacker still being sought took turns raping her and forcing her to perform oral sex at knifepoint. The victim at some point was able to escape and police were alerted. The suspects were acting in concert, authorities said, and were each charged with rape, criminal sex act, assault, conspiracy and robbery, for taking the victim’s iPhone. We forced her to have sex, robbed her and assaulted her, Cuevas admitted, according to the complaint. Yes, one of us had a knife.

At their prosecutions late Friday, the district attorney requested $250,000 bail for each of them. A judge instead set it at $25,000 each.


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