A local mother is sending a strong message to the group of men police accuse of gang raping her 13-year-old daughter.
The mom spoke with our news partners at Action news. She did not want to reveal her identity out of concern for her daughter’s safety. Police say her teenage daughter was forcibly detained and sexually assaulted by 22-year-old Travis Maye and 20-year-old Steven Pender along with three teenagers.
“I want them to get whatever they deserve for doing what they did to my baby.”
She says she is still concerned about her daughter’s safety but now questions whether this is the first time something like this has happened before.
“I don’t understand how many other girls have they done this too? Is my daughter the only one?”
The suspects are behind bars and face sexual battery charges. Both Maye and Pender are scheduled for a court appearance later on this month.