Prosecutors have charged nine people in connection with an alleged gang rape in St. Paul last November.
A criminal complaint issued Friday says the defendants, five adults and four juveniles, are reported members of the “True Blood 22″ street gang.
“They are a documented criminal street gang that operates in the Twin Cities,” said Ramsey County Attorney John Choi. “The facts outlined in this complaint are horrible.”
Prosecutors say the 14-year-old victim and a friend went to a party hosted by the gang members the night of November 17. Eventually the gathering moved to an abandoned house on the 200 block of White Bear Avenue in St. Paul.
The victim told investigators that when she and her friend decided to go home the defendants forced them back into the house. She says the men carried her into a bedroom and held her down while a number of the defendants took turns sexually assaulting her.