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Romero Rape Case Prepares For Trial

Jurors Selected This Week and Last


Jury selection is underway for the upcoming trial of two alleged sexual assailants charged with conspiring to rape a 64-year-old homeless woman at East Beach last July. Prosecutors say Juan Herrera-Romero, 31, and his cousin Gabino Romero, 27, allegedly used a knife to intimidate the woman and her 69-year-old male companion while they physically restrained them and took turns raping the woman. After the crime, the woman reported her assault to the staff of the DoubleTree Resort, and then underwent a forensic medical exam. K.C. Williamson and Steven Powell are representing the defendants.

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