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Witnesses to Calif. gang rape can't be prosecuted


By Alan Gomez
USA Today

RICHMOND, Calif. — Police investigating the gang rape of a 15-year-old girl outside a school dance are finding that a California law may make it impossible to prosecute as many as 20 people who saw the rape and did nothing.

A state statute requires that people must report to police any information they have about the sexual assault of children under the age of 14. There is no law requiring people do the same for victims over that age.

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