Police investigating rape of white woman by two black men as racially motivated

Police investigating rape of white woman by two black men as racially motivated

Investigators say a woman was attacked Friday morning at the Mission Viejo Plaza Shopping Center near Hampden Avenue and Chambers Road.

“Yeah it’s really scary,” Aurora resident Claire Miller said.

Miller is frightened and angry after the violent attack on a 23-year-old woman.

“You feel less safe. You feel worried for your family. I have daughters that are 18 and 21, so same for them. It makes us all feel vulnerable,” Miller told CBS4’s Tom Mustin.

Early Friday morning, two African-American men sexually assaulted the woman outside the shopping center. Police say the victim, who is white, didn’t know the attackers. During the assault, the men yelled racial slurs at the woman before fleeing the scene.

Aurora police would not comment on whether the case is being classified as a bias-related attack.

“I’m afraid. I’m scared,” said Mirna Ontiveros.

Ontiveros works at the shopping center and was recently robbed at gunpoint. She says despite the surveillance cameras, she’d like to see a bigger police presence.

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