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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, February 21, 2013 5:28 pm

2 Mexican police charged with raping Italian woman

The Associated Press

Prosecutors in Mexico say they have charged two policemen with raping an Italian woman in a Caribbean beach town where she lives.

Prosecutors in the state of Quintana Roo say the municipal police officers were arrested over the weekend in Playa de Carmen.

The officers allegedly raped the woman after she refused their demands for money. Prosecutors say the officers had demanded 3,000 pesos ($235) to let the victim and a companion off from possible charges for public urination.

The officers face abuse of authority and rape charges. They have no lawyer of record.