Police: 3 Scottsdale men gang-raped woman

Scottsdale police arrested three former Scottsdale Community College students, two of whom have ties to school’s football program, on suspicion of gang-raping a woman early Tuesday morning in their Scottsdale apartment.

Scottsdale police responded to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday regarding a report of sexual assault, records show. A female victim reported she had been sexually assaulted by three men she knew: Martell Clark, 21, Renon Lorenzo, 21, and Jaborie Rucks, 20.

The victim told police she had decided to sleep at the men’s apartment, near 78th Street and Indian School Road, because she had been drinking. She told police she was sleeping alone in a bedroom when Clark came into the room and started kissing her, according to the documents.

She pushed Clark away, telling him to stop. Clark responded by telling her he was “doing what he wanted,” police said.

At that point, records show, Clark removed his clothes, got on the bed beside the victim and began engaging in sexual activity without her consent.

The victim told police that she did not struggle or say anything because she had been previously a victim of sexual crime, and has taken classes teaching her not to struggle as it could cause further injury, according to records.

As Clark continued assaulting the victim, Rucks and Lorenzo entered the room and began engaging in sexual acts with the victim without her consent, according to the report.

The three men took turns engaging in sexual activity, simultaneously at some points, records show. As the men initiated a second round of assault, the victim stated she had to use the restroom. She got up, grabbed her clothes and ran out the front door.

She told police the men chased her, but she was able to get away and call someone for help, according to the documents.

When Clark was interviewed by police, he initially stated that nothing sexual had happened between himself and the victim. As the police questioning continued, Clark admitted he had kissed the victim. He said that the victim had removed his pants and began engaging in sexual acts with him.

Clark told police that Rucks and Lorenzo entered the room and engaged in the acts. He explained that the victim looked back at the two men but remained silent, according to the report.

When police asked Clark if he believed the victim wanted to have sex with the three men, he said no, records show. Clark said he believed the victim wanted to have sex with him but not the other two men, according to police. During the interview, Clark said he realized that she may not have felt like she could say no in the situation.

Lorenzo stated that he never spoke to the victim during the incident. He was given a cellphone from Clark and recorded the sexual acts between the victim, Clark and Rucks, according to the documents.

Rucks denied any activity with the victim. It was not until he was shown the video from police that he admitted the victim had performed oral sex on him, according to documents. Rucks also told police that he had no conversation with the victim.

The three men were jailed on suspicion of sexual assault and abuse and were held without bond because of the nature of the allegations, according to court documents.

All three suspects attended the school though none are currently registered, according to the district.

Clark and Rucks were students this fall and spring, while Lorenzo was a student in spring 2013, according to the district.

Clark was on the football team this year and played two games before injury ended his season, according to the school.

Rucks participated in spring drills, according to the district.

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