70-Year-Old Man Raped During Morning Walk

| by Michael Allen

In Socorro, Texas, police and the FBI are looking for four men who reportedly attacked and raped a 70-year-old Mexican-American man who was out on his morning walk.

Police said the 70-year-old was walking Thursday around 6 a.m. at Valle del Sol Park when four black men got out of a Ford or Chevrolet van, or minivan, and demanded that the senior give them money. When he said, "No," they allegedly grabbed him, threw him in the van and raped him.

According to KFox14, Socorro spokesman David Garcia said the men yelled racial slurs at the victim as they assaulted him: "These four people know each other well enough to do something like this in front of each other. This is an atrocity! This man was somebody's dad. This man was somebody's brother, somebody's friend."

Garcia said the victim was so badly hurt, he had surgery and is in serious condition at a hospital. Police said the attackers are in their mid-20s to 30s.