Four Men Accused of Raping Teens Walking Home from School
(Memphis) Four men are behind bars, charged with raping two teenage girls as they walked home from school in Frayser.
The attack happened November 2nd, but police just made arrests in the case Tuesday.
Police say the two teens were walking home from school on Denver street when they were approached by four men in a Chevy Impala.
Police say Travis Convington, Darnell Coleman, Ricky Gibbs and Mario Ford offered the two teens a ride, but instead bought the girls beer and took them back to a house on Pera Ave.
That’s where police said one of the teens, who is 16 years old, had sex with Ford willingly.
But afterwords, police say the men held her down so each could have their turn.
Neighbors on Pera Ave say the men are often at the house where the alleged rapes occurred.
“They come by here but they don’t live here,” said the man who answered the door.
Neighbors saw the men taken away in handcuffs Tuesday morning.
Police say Ford admitted to having consensual sex with one of the victims, but the rest denied having sexual contact with the girls.
Officers however say Convington confessed that their plan when they approached the girls walking home from school was to try to have sex with them.
All four men are being held in jail on a $50,000 bond and charged with various counts of rape and buying alcohol for a minor.