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Teens Tried as Adults for Beating, Raping Hollywood Girl

Two of the teens appeared in bond court Saturday but were rescheduled for Sunday.



    (Published Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013)

    Three teens are being tried as adults for beating and raping a 16-year-old girl in Hollywood, according to reports.

    Patricia Montes, 15, Ericka Avery, 16, and Dwight Henry, 17, were each charged with two counts of sexual battery with use of force likely to cause serious personal injury and two counts of kidnapping, reported the Sun Sentinel.

    Avery and Henry were scheduled to appear in court Monday.

    Two other teens, 19-year-old Jayvon Woolfork and 18-year-old Lanel Singleton, were also involved in the Nov. 1 incident and face similar charges.

    Authorities say Woolfork raped the girl while the other four teens held her down inside his house on the 1600 block of McKinley Street. The victim told police she was kicked, had her hair pulled, was thrown down the stairs and even had her face smashed on the concrete. She broke bones by both of her eyes and stayed in the hospital for several days.

    "This is one of the most hideous crimes I've come across in a long time," said a judge during Avery's hearing Saturday.

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    The victim was visiting one of the teens at the house when Woolfork and the others approached her. Police said they told her, "You have to have sex with Jay or we are going to beat you."

    They beat her and dragged her through the house before forcing her into a bedroom where the sexual battery occurred. Meanwhile, one of the suspects captured the entire attack on cell phone video that police later recovered.

    She was then let go, but forced to walk to her grandmother's house barefoot. From there, she was taken to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital where police say she was drifting in and out of consciousness.

    "The way I see it five, six young people's lives are ruined you know," neighbor Doris Rodriguez said of the incident.

    Court dates have not been scheduled yet for Woolfork or Singleton, according to the Sentinel.

    Anyone that may be able to give Hollywood detectives more information on the case is urged to contact Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

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