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Preliminary Hearing For Men Accused of Gang Rape

By: Paige Lambrecht
By: Paige Lambrecht

"There's some dumpsters. I was collecting bottle caps for an art project."

Those dumpsters are located behind Ian's Pizza just off University Avenue.

A Madison woman says that's where two men, whom police identify as 20-year-old Anthony Freda and 21-year-old Marcus Bonner, forced her into an alcove.

"And then the other man started touching my breasts and pulling down the top of my dress."

She says the men groped her breasts and at least one of them raped her.

They are both charged with kidnapping and 8 counts of sexual assault.
An acquantance of Freda's, Martin Ball, testified that Freda told him the sex was consentual.

"Yeah, he said they had had sex with her."

The woman says she never consented to sex and they prevented her from getting away.

26-year-old Mario Orlando-Amaya is also charged with sexual assault.

The woman says he and another man came upon the assault in progress - she says she thought they were going to help.

"Instead one of them had a cell phone and I heard clicks like they were taking pictures."

She says Orlano-Amaya then joined in and groped her.

On cross examination, defense attorneys for the men questioned the woman's memory and she admitted that none of them had a weapon and none of them verbally threatened her.

"Did they ever say, you submit to sex with me now or else or words to that effect?" asked Frederick Miller, attorney for Marcus Bonner.
"No," said the woman.


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