Mexican authorities believe they are closer to finding the gang of men that raped six women, who were tourists from Spain vacationing in Acapulco. According to Yahoo News Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, the gang of masked and armed men attacked the women after gaining access to a vacation home they rented.
The beautiful beach house in the resort of Acapulco became a house of horror, which lasted for hours for the six men and seven women staying at the rented house. A woman from Mexico was also with the vacationers, but she was not raped. After begging the intruders not to rape her, the men told her they would spare her because she was Mexican.
The five masked men gained access to the home when they overpowered two of the male tourists, who were outside and they were forced to unlock the door of the house. The attackers held the tourists at gunpoint and tied up the men with phone cords and bathing suit straps before raping six of the women. The attack occurred around 2 a.m. on Monday and it wasn’t until 7 a.m., five hours later, that the victims were able to call the authorities.
Acapulco Mayor Luis Walton spoke to the media saying, “This is a regrettable situation, and of course it is going to damage Acapulco.” Authorities do not believe this is a crime connected to organized crime. The Spanish Embassy in Mexico City is providing counseling for the victims, who were “psychologically affected” by this attack.
According to Yahoo News, a travelers’ advisory was on Spain’s website for Acapulco even before this horrific attack took place on Monday. Spain issued this warning on their website for tourists planning to visit Acapulco:
"In Acapulco, organized crime gangs have carried out violence, though up to now that has not affected tourists or the areas they visit," the advisory states. "At any rate, heightened caution is advised."