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Police in Rio seek 10 suspects in gang rape of woman

Police are looking for at least 10 men in connection with the gang rape of a 34-year-old woman on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

Police said in a statement that the victim was assaulted by several men in a bar and on a street of the city of Sao Goncalo, in Rio's metropolitan area.

Investigator Debora Rodrigues said the crime took place a week ago and asked that the victim be put into a protection program. Investigators are now analyzing security camera footage.

In January, seven men in Rio were charged in the gang rape of a 16-year-old in a case that shocked Brazil. That case made international headlines because videos showing men posing with the unconscious victim were shared on social media.

The police statement was released Sunday.