Three brothers accused of raping girl, 10, hiding in bathroom

Associated Press
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Three brothers have been accused of raping a 10-year-old girl after allegedly forcing their way into a bathroom where she was hiding.

Brothers Raul and Wilmer Paz Perez, both 35, were arrested in the US state of Louisiana on Saturday (local time) and charged with first-degree rape of a victim under the age of 13, police said.

Authorities are searching for the third brother, Elder Paz Perez, 31, on the same charges and additional rape charges regarding a second victim, Kenner Police Lieutenant Michael Cunningham said on Monday.

Photo shows alleged rapists Raul Paz-Perez (left), Wilmer Paz-Perez (centre) and Elder-Paz Perez (right).
Raul Paz-Perez (left) and Wilmer Paz-Perez (centre) are in custody while their brother, Elder-Paz Perez (right) is still at large. Source: Twitter/KennerPolice

Mr Cunningham said the siblings were friends of the victim's family.

The brothers were alone with the girl on September 9 and began making sexual advances towards her, even offering her money, Cunningham said.

The girl refused and locked herself in the bathroom but they broke in and raped her, Cunningham said.

One of the girl's relatives called police Saturday after finding out about the alleged rape.

Police said anyone with information on Elder Paz Perez should contact the office. It's unclear if the brothers have an attorney who could comment on their behalf.

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