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Mexican police nab teen wanted in rape of Spanish tourists

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Mexico City, Mar 7 (EFE).- Mexican authorities on Thursday arrested a minor suspected of involvement in last month's rape of six Spanish women in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco.

After this latest arrest, "each and every one of those implicated (in the crime) has been arrested," Martha Elva Garzon, attorney general of the southern state of Guerrero, said.

The teenage suspect was transferred to the same juvenile detention center in Chilpancingo, the state capital, where the first minor arrested for the rapes is already being held, she said in a press conference in which no questions were allowed.

Gunmen raped the six Spanish tourists in the wee hours of Feb. 4 in Playa Bonfil, located in the eastern section of Acapulco.

The victims and several male companions were outside their bungalow when the masked assailants armed with handguns accosted the group.

After gagging the men, the attackers forced the group inside the bungalow and assaulted the six Spanish women, though they spared a Mexican woman who was with them.

Mexico's attorney general announced on Feb. 13 that six detainees ranging in age from 16 to 30 had "fully confessed" to the rapes.

In a press conference in the resort city, Jesus Murillo Karam said authorities were still pursuing a seventh suspect.

On Thursday, Garzon said her office had concluded its investigation of the crime.

Authorities also revealed the identities of the five adult suspects, two of whom were allegedly involved in another rape last October in the same area of Acapulco.

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