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Four men arrested on suspicion of raping 15-year-old girl

Crime Scene
Posted at 3:13 PM, Sep 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-03 17:16:01-04

MIDVALE, Utah — Four men have been arrested on suspicion of raping a 15-year-old girl.

According to a probable cause statement, West Valley Police were called to a Midvale apartment complex Thursday on a report of a possible kidnapping.

The person who made the complaint said she had received a social media message from the 15-year-old saying she was being held against her will and had been raped by multiple men.

Officers sent an emergency phone ping, which led them to an apartment at 7650 Euro Drive.

Officers made contact with three men at the pool, later identified as 33-year-old Aime Byuma, 22-year-old Juvidh Ndabereye, and 25-year-old Christian Makoma.

Officers showed them a photo of the 15-year-old girl and they said she was in an apartment with their friend, 26-year-old Patrick Bigirmana.

The door to the apartment was ajar, and after several callouts went unanswered, the officers entered the apartment and found Bigirmana and the girl in the bedroom.

She appeared to have an altered mental status and officers determined she was intoxicated, the affidavit said.

The girl was transported to a hospital and an officer rode in the ambulance with her.

On the way, she uttered several things including “they raped me,” and “I was too weak to fight back.”

Officers questioned the four men and three of them -- Bigirmana, Makoma and Byuma -- admitted to having sexual intercourse with the girl, and were charged with first degree felony rape.

Ndabereye admitted to digitally penetrating the girl and was charged with first-degree object rape.