Mexico: 'Several' held in Spanish tourist rapes
By The Associated Press
Published: Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, 9:18 p.m.
ACAPULCO, Mexico — Mexican authorities announced on Sunday that several people had been detained for investigation in connection with last week's rape of six Spanish tourists in Acapulco, a crime that further blemished the reputation of this troubled Pacific resort.
Guerrero state officials declined to say how many suspects were in custody.
Gov. Angel Aguirre said two of those detained were being investigated in connection with another rape case. He said the two had been identified by victims in that case, but he added that no identifications had been made by the Spanish rape victims.
About 40 people who briefly blocked the road to Acapulco's airport said five of their relatives had been detained in the case. They claimed that the men were wrongly arrested and were being made scapegoats.
“It's been 48 hours that our family hasn't seen them. We know nothing about them. One is a nephew, and one is my brother,” said one of the protesters, who gave her name as Flor Silva.
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