2 charged, 1 wanted in gang rape

Woman kidnapped, sexually assaulted

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Booking photos of (left to right): Hank Edwards and Eric Mitchell. Miami Police continue to search for Michele Hicks, Jr.

MIAMI - Two men are charged with kidnapping a 19-year-old woman and, along with three others, sexual assaulting her at an apartment. Police are looking for another man accused in the kidnapping.

Hank Edwards, 18, and Eric Mitchell, 18, are both charged with two counts of armed sexual battery. Edwards also faces kidnapping and robbery charges and Mitchell faces a kidnapping charge.

Just after midnight on Oct. 16 in the 200 block of NE 79th Street, a woman was leaving her parked car when she was approached by Edwards, Mitchell, and Michele Hicks, Jr., according to Miami Police. At gunpoint, Edwards forced the woman into their vehicle and they drove to an apartment complex in the 13800 block of NW 22nd Avenue in Opa-locka.

Inside the apartment were two other men, said police. The five then sexually assaulted the woman. Afterwards, they robbed her and let her go.

Edwards and Mitchell were both arrested at the apartment. Police are still looking for Hicks, 18, who faces armed kidnapping, armed sexual battery, and armed robbery charges.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Miami Police Department's Special Victims Unit at (305) 603-6300 or Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477).

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