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Brazil teenage girl raped by 30 men speaks out

A 16-year-old girl in Rio de Janeiro was drugged and raped by about 30 men, who then posted a video of the attack to social media, in a crime that has shocked Brazil.

The alleged victim, her identity covered, has now spoken about her ordeal.

“I was drugged, I was very groggy, there were lots of people with guns, lots of young guys laughing and talking,” she said.

The images were widely circulated, shocking many in the country which suffers a high rate of criminal violence towards women.

The response to the victim’s complaint has also provoked outrage.

The initial police reaction has been labelled insensitive. There have also been comments, including death threats on social media, blaming the girl herself for the attack.

“It not only hurt me, it hurt my soul, because people judged me, tried to blame me for something which was not my fault. They robbed me, not just in material goods, but in a physical way.”

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