MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police arrested a fourth suspect in connection with the sex assaults that happened near Powderhorn Park in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Police said the latest arrest happened overnight Saturday.

In all, two 14-year-olds, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old were arrested for three sexual assaults that happened Wednesday night in that area.

A mother, who was cross country skiing with her 13-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son, was robbed and sexually assaulted at gunpoint.

Shortly after, two other teen girls were sexually assaulted after being forced into a garage while walking down a nearby alley.

Three teens were arrested that night after police followed the footprints to the garage.

Minneapolis Police Sgt. Jesse Garcia says the four teens are the only ones involved. He said they are not looking for any other suspects.

Comments (27)
  1. Bobette says:

    Lock up these thugs for life. Put them in the general population, so they can experience sexual assault from the victim’s perspective.

  2. JA says:

    Just in case you did not know, white people and people of all races commit horrendous crimes against humanity. Why take such a racist tones against a person of color. I do not hear anyone stating that white people should not breed when a white person rapes or kills another person. Racist comments are the sign of an inferior mind.

  3. Carol says:

    They must be charged and put on trial as adults and their identities released to the public.

    1. Daniel Tolin says:

      Ageed! Adult crimes = adult penalties. No more of the silly “juvenile umbrella” for these life recking thugs.

      1. Daniel Tolin says:

        Oh…and one more thing. YES! Their identities must be released. I have the right to know their faces so as I can keep my wife & kids away from them.

    2. Susan says:

      Exactly! There crime was brutal and they should be tried and why would their identities be kept quiet. As always, let us protect the guilty and not the innocent.

  4. lil d says:

    bill m~
    you seriously need to check yourself…the things you are writing is exactly the reason we have racism today. if you actually think the color of your skin dictates the way people behave i hope you never reproduce. we don’t need any more idiots filling up space on this planet.

  5. keith says:

    Haha yes Bill blacks love to live in poverty. I mean after slavery everyone for a fair shake. And a slice of american pie. I’m black and I’ve worked Damn hard to come up from poverty. And its hard. And even when you do you have to deal with racist idiots for the rest of your life. It’s enough to make you throw up your hands. Seriously Bill, do some real research.

  6. Pat says:

    These boys show a breakdown of society as a whole, poverty and the viscious crimes it breeds has been in the black commuinity because of familial breakdown, i.e. no marriage caused by welfare, however, it is now moving into the white community and when the larger aspect of standard society accepts non marriage and the accompaning welfare, society is doomed. How many of us know unwed mothers? How many of these women/girls have children by more than one man? Some men have fathered more than 30 children, but not married one of the mothers…this isn’t going away folks until we and I mean more specifically women demand a change in society. No marriage, no sex.

  7. M.T. says:

    seriously, these people just got raped, and you are talking about race issues in the comments section?! they didn’t rape these people because they were any certain race, they raped these women because they are rapists! I feel deeply for the woman and her children that had to go through such a horrible thing. as well as for the two young women these men went after. please have some sensitivity when making comments.

    1. Sidney says:

      You are right, I agree. Hard to ignore the elephant in the room.

  8. Todd W. Olson says:

    Races collectively commit crimes? Do tell, bill. I’d love to hear more.

  9. coy says:

    There needs to be more of a deterrent to help prevent these types of horrific crimes. So called life sentences and three squares a day , warm bed and whatever other benefits like gym and free medical, dental and education are not doin it.they will be better off than they were to start with.

  10. Todd W. Olson says:

    And you’re obviously a disciple of George Lincoln Rockwell, bill. It’s a free country…

  11. coy says:

    castration by guillotine if found guilty no matter what race or let family deal with them

    1. Sue says:

      to bad this is not the punishment, if this were the case, this type of crime would be less frequent!

  12. Disgusted says:

    billm, do us all a favor and sit down and shut up, you pathetic excuse for a human being.BTW, you’re part of the problem.

  13. joe anderson says:

    when I was 13 > 14 I was watching Roy Rogers and Dale Evens. Every boy by then knew that you never EVER! hit a women / girl, you never EVER! kicked a dog and a real cowboy never eats his horse. It doesn’t matter what color you are, where you come from or hard of a life you’ve had. When crossing the street look both ways and hold hands and never hit anyone. These are not hard lessons to teach nor are they a hard path to follow.
    Imagine and beautful night out skiing with your children when all of a sudden you are facing evil. What would you do and how would you as the victim want evil to be punished? I have 6 grandkids and if evil ever meets them I know what I would like to do. The big question is what has happened to family? and family values?

  14. Lock up their parents for failing to teach this is wrong. If I was a parent, I would permanently disown any son who is a bully or rapes even once. That is what the Black community needs to do, sit down with it members and say that if you commit a crime such as rape, they will turn their back on them. I grew up poor and I never raped, robbed, beat anyone up, nor committed a serious crime. Poverty is no excuse. Wrong is wrong no matter what. If you are poor, you are supposed to do without, not take from others. And as for those making excuses, I don’t know what being poor has to do with not forcibly inserting your penis into other people.

  15. Hopefully these thugs will be raped and beaten every day for the rest of your life. Everyone inherenltly knows that rape is wrong, and it takes a sick, defective, genetically inferior piece of trash to do it. Maybe they will stop if the following occurred:

    1. Make rape a capital offense. You rape, you die. End of story.

    2. Jail the parents of any rapist for life. It had to come from somewhere. people don’t sit around and think up rape as something fun to do. It has to be taught, or at the least from parents who fail to teach it is wrong.

    3. Come down on school bullying, since bullying is just another type of rape and gives a similar rush.

    4. Deal with sexism in society. Sure, we had feminism, but its influence is waning as we continue to get foreign influences in our country from sexist places. Nowadays, a woman merely having consensual but underage sex will get more time than a man who beats a woman half to death, leaves her infertile for life from the violence he inflicts during the rape, and who leaves her disfugured or maimed. That shows that justice is still a male-dominated that protects men and sanctions harming women. In some cases, the female teacher sleeping with the male student was threatened or forced to do it by the male student. Yet the male abuser is considered the “victim” because of his age.

    5. Deal with the immigration problem since most of the men entering our country now come from places where women are 2nd class citizens, sex objects, and fair game for rape. Tell the nations involved that each time one of their people rape an American-born woman or girl, we will automatically execute that person and deport at least 10 people back to their nation. Since other places oppose capital punishment and have struggling economies, they would gladly send out the word that if you come here, you don’t rape.

    6. “Make My Day” laws. Allow every law-abiding citizen to be armed.

    7. Teach in schools that rape is wrong and hurts others.

    8. Come up with a profile as to what types of traits are common with sex-offenders, distribute this information to the public, and have the public to report everyone who fits that description. Maybe have an agency for investigating would-be rapists and doing threat assessment. This might erode the 5th amendment some, but that certainly has to be better than fearing rape on a daily basis, constantly watching what you wear no matter how comfortable it is, avoiding outdoor activities, and looking over your shoulders daily.

  16. Kevin says:

    Who cares what race this trash is? Adult trial please! See them in 20 years…..if this trash gets probation or some other bs sentence due to their age…..this State should be outraged!

  17. Kevin says:

    Look… these children are obviously products of a poor up brining. Our society as a whole has failed these fine young men We all need to look in the mirror and take blame for this incident………We need to diversify this State and Country and bring fareness to all! We need to open our borders and let who ever wants to come in….come in! They all have a right to be American! Shame on you Minnesota for letting these children down! I hope their familes are able to get free State assistance for their legal fees. And I hope the families sue the state for the burden….we as a “community” have place upon them…..

    1. S Miller says:

      poor upbringing my ass, they have access to internet, tv, radio and a host of other technology, I refuse to accept that it’s always due to poor upbringing. they are old enough to understand right from wrong…PERIOD! I will not excuse the behavior of humans that act like animals. they obviously went out looking to do those things that night and didn’t give a damn about the result, they had a gun and had the lives of those victims in their hands while they defiled their souls. I hope they rot in a torturous hell.

  18. Jim says:

    Everybody posting here has not a clue as to what is going on in the city of Minneapolis and is not being reported by the news media. Get a police scanner radio and you will hear what is going on every day. There are on average 12 to 15 robbery of person every day. Suspect description BLACK male wearing black clothing and black hoodie. Numerous business robberies. Suspect description Black male with dark clothing and dark hoodie. Many attempts to pass counterfeit $20 $50 $100 bills. Suspect description BLACK male or female. Dozens of domestic assault calls. Suspect description BACK male sometimes BLACK female. Car jacking, car theft suspect BLACK male. Shootings, suspect description BLACK male. 3 to 5 times a day suicide or suicide attempts WHITE male or female. When I walk down a Minneapolis street is it RACIST to pay close attention to a BLACK male wearing dark clothing and hoodie? I don’t think so! The police scanner tells me who I should be Leary of and who is committing the violent crimes. Minnesota needs a 3 strikes your out. When these BLACK males are caught, they have a long rap sheet. The liberal heart judges give them a slap on the wrist and put them back out on the street. Ask any Minneapolis cop, they are frustrated rearresting the same people time after time, starting from when they are teens. What is the answer? Ship the 27% of Minneapolis population all the Somalis, Ethiopians, Blacks back to Africa where 500,000 BLACKS men women children have their heads chopped off every year.. Violent crime, rapes robberies muggings killings,car theft domestic assault would be down by 90% or lock them up and throw away the key. Minnesota nice does not protect those honest hard working BLACKS, WHITES etc. Plus send all those bleeding heart liberals, who claim these poor misunderstood pieces of human garbage, fatherless, abandoned, abused, to another state.

    1. JMR says:

      Before you tell somebody to ship ANYBODY back to Africa, why don’t we ship YOU back to ENGLAND, IRELAND, GERMANY, or WHEREVER your ancestors came from. As far as BLACK people, we can’t go back to a place that we’ve NEVER been. Instead of CONDEMNING a race in which YOU know NOTHING about, you need to focus on how many WHITE people kill their FAMILIES each year. Or how about the fact that YOUR ancestors that brought the AFRICANS here as slaves RAPED the women in front of their FAMILIES without the men in the families being able to say anything about it! Is the crime worse because the skin is of a darker hue? It’s really sad to see that ignorance is still a major problem in America.

  19. James says:

    Thank you for your views, “Jim” but I have my doubts you live inside Minneapolis. Comment sections for news items about the Cities are full of scared suburbanites trying to give their insight into a world they don’t know.

  20. Patricia Ward says:

    the thing is that their is many factors that go into having the crimes we have and the groups of people doing them. Is race a factor? in some cases yes it plays a part. is economic status a factor? yes it plays a part. is culture a factor, yes. but do not mistake me it all races all cultures,all income ranges. However, the reason for the behavior is only relevant to fixing future criminals before they commit a crime. not dealing with ones who already have. Yes they had it “bad” in what ever way they did, so what? join the human race. we Americans have it better than many in the world. even the worst off Americans. that does not lessen the pain of what we do have going on nor does it excuse us from bad behavior. the consequences for the behavior should be the consequences. If the whatever reason was a real excuse we would have a lot more of the behavior. and not have examples of people who overcame the bad. the biggest factor in being a criminal is the CHOICE the person committing the crime makes when they decide to do it.

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