Gang rape of UCSB woman reported in Isla Vista
February 24, 2014
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for suspects accused of beating and gang raping a 19-year-old UC Santa Barbara student over the weekend.
The attack occurred between 11 p.m. Saturday and 4 a.m. Sunday, according to the sheriff’s office. Investigators describe the suspects as a group of Asian men.
Following the alleged gang rape, the victim returned to her Isla Vista home and told her roommates and law enforcement what had happened. Responders took the victim to a nearby hospital for treatment to her injuries and an examination.
University of California police officers and a sheriff’s K9 unit are assisting the deputies in the search for the suspects. The search team is investigating leads on campus and in other Isla Vista areas.
Investigators are requesting that anyone with information about the incident call 911.