American Student Gang-Raped on Brazil Minibus


In a story with echoes of a young woman’s rape aboard a New Delhi bus in India, police in Brazil said Monday that an American woman was gang-raped and beaten aboard a minibus in Rio de Janeiro and her French male companion was beaten with a metal bar and made to watch. Then the attackers forced the pair to take out money from an ATM so they could rob them, police said. The 21-year-old woman was in Brazil on a student visa. Three suspects have been arrested in the case.