Armed gang rapes 6 tourists in Acapulco vacation resort

Armed gang rapes 6 tourists in Acapulco vacation resort

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Police escort a van with twelve Spanish citizens and a Mexican woman leaving the Office of Justice of Guerrero State in Acapulco on February 4, 2013. Acapulco's mayor Luis Walton confirmed that six Spanish women, part of a group of 13 tourists, were raped by a band of criminals near the touristic port of Acapulco. AFP PHOTO/ Pedro PARDO (Photo credit should read Pedro PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)

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by The Associated Press

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Posted on February 5, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 5 at 6:49 PM

A gang of armed, masked men are being sought by Mexican police after they burst into a rented home in the Mexican resort of Acapulco and raped six Spanish tourists.

Acapulco Mayor Luis Walton says the men held a group of 12 Spaniards at gunpoint, tied up the men with phone cords and bathing suit straps and then raped the women.

Walton said the attack took place on the outskirts of Acapulco on Monday.

Walton said police are searching for the attackers, but gave no details on their presumed identity.

He acknowledged the attack would affect the resort's image. Acapulco has already been battered by years of drug gang violence.

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