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Border City Mayor Denies Role in 1948 Rape of Zuni Girl

Offbeat  (tags: mayor, gang rape, teen girl, never charged )

- 3373 days ago -
GALLUP -- Mayor Harry Mendoza recently delivered a series of radio and print media statements aimed at convincing residents he was not involved in a brutal June 1948 gang rape of a 16-year-old Zuni girl.


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Cathi Hartline (248)
Tuesday January 26, 2010, 4:54 pm
thank You Lone! it will be interesting to see how this one unfolds! You are a trooper for the voiceless! blessings

Janine Boguslawski (95)
Tuesday January 26, 2010, 5:30 pm
Noted ,Thanks. Rape is rape.

Agnes H (144)
Tuesday January 26, 2010, 6:51 pm
Noted and if one of the group said he held the girl down then he deserves the same jail sentence as the other young men in the gang. And like Janine says Rape is Rape whatever part he took in it. And everyone will say he didn't rape anyone. At least thins young man admitted to it and told them what part everyone took in it.

I sometimes wish I had the guts to report whoever did it to me!!!!! My nightmares might be over then!

Donna B (39)
Tuesday January 26, 2010, 7:40 pm
I hope there is finally justice, although it took way too long.

Cheryl B (206)
Tuesday January 26, 2010, 9:00 pm
June, 1948 - it's taking a long time for justice to prevail, but it's still in motion and that's important. I hope it is determined whether or not this man was truly involved, and if so, he be put away for the rest of his life. This poor girl's spirit needs to rest in peace, as does her family, many of whom have probably passed on. Thanks, Lone.

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Tuesday January 26, 2010, 11:25 pm
Noted with ThankX. Justice to prevail...hope no one's holding their breath!

gerlinde p (161)
Wednesday January 27, 2010, 4:44 am
if he held the girl down, he`s guilty.

Mike M (38)
Wednesday January 27, 2010, 4:59 am
He is as guilty as anyone that even had any knowledge of this and did not come forth

Teresa W (782)
Wednesday January 27, 2010, 5:37 am
Noted. Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 27, 2010, 2:03 pm
It's taking a long time for justice to prevail, and hopefully it will.
(I hope it wil prevail with you too, Agnes H.)

Shari G (27)
Wednesday January 27, 2010, 2:45 pm
These records are so old. I hope the truth will come out.

kathryn cook (628)
Wednesday January 27, 2010, 4:54 pm
ok lets see how this unfolds-

Helen Snyder (13)
Wednesday January 27, 2010, 6:01 pm
Well .. I guess we'll see how it all turns out .. 62 years is a loooong time .. and he wound up being Mayor of a good sized town .. interesting.

Sandy v (91)
Thursday January 28, 2010, 12:48 pm
Well, I don't care how long it has been. Times back then it was OK to even kill a native so rape is rape and should be punished!!!! We need to let people know, it is an old case and we have become human enough to prosecute this crime no matter who did it and whom it was done to. Justice, you know, what our country is suppose to be built on? God, how angry this makes me as I am old and remember the old days of this inhumane thinking toward natives and especially native women.
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