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Brazil probe past gang rape attack of same woman

  • FILE - This June 17, 2016 file photo shows photographs of suspects in the May gang rape of a teenage girl, during a press conference with authorities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilian authorities said Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 they are investigating whether the victim of the gang rape was previously attacked by members of the same drug-dealing group. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)

    FILE - This June 17, 2016 file photo shows photographs of suspects in the May gang rape of a teenage girl, during a press conference with authorities in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazilian authorities said Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 they are investigating whether the victim of the gang rape was previously attacked by members of the same drug-dealing group. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • A man rides his motorcycle past the bar where a 34-year-old woman was attacked last week by suspected drug dealers in Sao Goncalo, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. The attack highlights the pervasive violence against women and girls in Latin America's largest nation just months after a 16-year-old girl was gang-raped. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    A man rides his motorcycle past the bar where a 34-year-old woman was attacked last week by suspected drug dealers in Sao Goncalo, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. The attack highlights the pervasive violence against women and girls in Latin America's largest nation just months after a 16-year-old girl was gang-raped. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)  (The Associated Press)

  • Debora Rodrigues, chief investigator of the crimes against woman unit, works in her office in Sao Goncalo, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. The latest victim of rape attack in Brazil is a 34-year-old woman who police say was attacked last week by suspected drug dealers at a bar and on a street in the suburb of Sao Goncalo, part of Rio's greater area. Rodrigues is looking at another possible attack the victim says the same gang committed against her in 2013. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    Debora Rodrigues, chief investigator of the crimes against woman unit, works in her office in Sao Goncalo, Brazil, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. The latest victim of rape attack in Brazil is a 34-year-old woman who police say was attacked last week by suspected drug dealers at a bar and on a street in the suburb of Sao Goncalo, part of Rio's greater area. Rodrigues is looking at another possible attack the victim says the same gang committed against her in 2013. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)  (The Associated Press)

Brazilian authorities are investigating whether the victim of a gang rape was previously attacked by the same drug gang.

The attack highlights the pervasive violence against women and girls in Latin America's largest nation just months after a 16-year-old girl was gang-raped.

The latest victim is a 34-year-old woman who police say was attacked last week by men at a bar and on a street in Sao Goncalo suburb, part of larger Rio de Janeiro.

Investigator Debora Rodrigues says she is looking at another possible attack the victim says the same gang committed in 2013.

Police are seeking at least 10 men in the latest gang rape. Two teenagers were detained the night of the attack when police found the victim naked and crying outside the bar.