Krystal Lugo, 23, her brother Christopher Lugo, 19, her boyfriend Yariel Torres-Abee, 22, and Yuleny Ortiz, 19, have been charged with a range of offenses including kidnapping and assault.
the four allegedly held a runaway teen, 16, in a ‘torture chamber’ basement, fed her xanax laced marijuana and took turns ‘raping and assaulting the teen’
Held in the basement of an Auburn, Massachusetts home last week, the teen had her head shaved and was brutalized with a machete and lit cigarettes
She was rescued by police on December 27, following a tip
Four people have been charged with raping and brutally assaulting the girl
Suspects claim the victim was responsible for organizing a home invasion by robbers looking for marijuana
Krystal Lugo who was held without bail, is charged with kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery and larceny, held without bail
Christopher Lugo is charged with kidnapping, rape and drug to confine
Torres-Abee is charged with kidnapping, assault and battery, while Ortiz is charged with kidnapping
The Kidnappers, L-R: Yuleny Ortiz, Yariel Torres-Abee, Krystal Lugo, and Christopher Lugo are accused of torturing a 16-year-old girl in the basement of a home in Auburn, Mass., last week
Yuleny Ortiz, Yariel Torres-Abee, Krystal Lugo, and Christopher Lugo are accused of torturing a 16-year-old girl in a home in Auburn, Massachusetts last week
Christopher Lugo [left], is also charged with raping the girl after his sister Krystal [right], abducted the victim
Police said the victim was targeted by the suspects after they believed she set up and knew who was responsible for an invasion inside the home earlier that day when two men allegedly stormed in and demanded marijuana.
The suspects allegedly refused to let the teenager leave the home and duct-taped her to a chair to interrogate her, according to police.
The victim told police her attackers pressed a machete to her throat and burned her with cigarettes.
They shaved her head and police later found her hair in a Christmas bag.
The victim was tortured until police found her in the basement of this home in Auburn on December 27
She told police they had given her marijuana laced with Xanax and they took turns sexually assaulting her.
The girl was inside the home when two men stormed in two days later and demanded ‘weed’ and gunshots were fired.
Believing the victim was behind it, they started interrogating her to find out the names of the two men.
The victim a runaway allegedly been picked up by Yuleny Ortiz [left],and Krystal Lugo [right], on Christmas Day. The girl told police she was later raped by Krystal’s brother, Christopher Lugo
Police raided the home and found the girl after two informants notified authorities.
All four suspects appeared in Worcester District Court on Wednesday to determine whether they can be held without bail.
Krystal Lugo was held without bail, while the hearings for the three males will continue until Friday.
Krystal Lugo is charged with kidnapping, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery and larceny under $250 and her brother is charged with kidnapping, rape and drug to confine.
Torres-Abee is charged with kidnapping and assault and battery, while Ortiz is charged with kidnapping.