One of two young men accused of kidnapping and raping a Frederick girl was indicted Friday by a grand jury, State’s Attorney Charlie Smith said.
Victor Gonzalez-Guttierres, 19, of Frederick, was indicted on charges of kidnapping, rape, first-degree sex offense and conspiracy to commit those crimes.
Police believe a younger teen girl who knew the people involved orchestrated the attack, telling Gonzalez-Guttierres and Edgar Natanal Chicas-Hernandez, 17, to film a rape of the girl and extort money from her.
The high school-aged girl is not being named because The Frederick News-Post does not generally identify alleged victims of sex crimes.
The girl told police that she was grabbed by the hair as she was opening the door to the apartment where she was staying on Sept. 1. Three men slapped her, charging documents state, and one cut the girl’s chest with a knife.
She recognized two of the three men, Gonzalez-Guttierres and Chicas-Hernandez, as classmates, police said.
The girl told police that the men took her to another apartment in the city where her classmates raped her and the third, who had his face covered, filmed it.
A third person is unidentified in charging documents and has yet to be charged.
The younger girl told other male associates about her plan before the attack through a social media account. The girl told police there were several fake accounts using her name.
Detectives found that, after the rape, she offered one of those acquaintances video of the attack in exchange for “[one] night of pleasure,” according to the documents.
Police charged Chicas-Hernandez with kidnapping, first-degree rape, sodomy, and first- and second-degree assault, but he was not included in the indictments unsealed Friday.
Four other unsealed indictments were handed up by the grand jury Friday, Smith said.
Kelly Lynn Pindle, 38, of Frederick, was indicted on charges of second-degree burglary, stalking, trespass, harassment as well as two counts of fourth-degree burglary and six counts of reckless endangerment.
David S. Nichols-Sutton, 23, of Frederick, was indicted on counts of robbery and two counts each of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and reckless endangerment.
David Lee Killingsworth, 59, of Frederick, was indicted on charges of first- and second-degree assault.
Michael Gainer Rothenberg, 28, of Bethesda, was indicted on charges of armed robbery, robbery, first- and second-degree assault and attempted theft.
The cases against the defendants now move forward to Frederick County Circuit Court. No court dates have been set.
An indictment is not a finding of guilt, and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.