5 teens arrested for raping 17-year-old in Mint Hill

Mint Hill, NC (WJZY) - Five teenagers have been arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl in Mint Hill, North Carolina Thursday and then leaving her naked on the side of the road, the Mint Hill Police Department announced Friday.

The girl, whose identity was not released because of the nature of the crime, was found naked along Stoney Trace Drive around Noon Thursday. Police said the victim had "apparent signs of a violent sexual assault" when they found her.

The victim went to Novant Hospital for treatment.

Neighbors believe there was a loud party going on inside an apartment building in the area where the assault took place.

Police have arrested five suspects for the rape. Jhovany Roman, 17; Felix Reyes, 16; Eduardo Garcis, 16; and two other 15-year-olds were arrested. The names of the 15-year-old suspects were not released because of their age.

All five have been charged with three counts of felony conspiracy. Additionally, Reyes, Roman and the 15-year-old suspects have been charged with first degree Rape, first degree Sex Offense, one count of Assault by strangulation inflicting physical injury.

Police said more suspects may be charged. The investigation is ongoing.

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