The attackers are now on trial for their planned attack. During the trial the defender’s attorney tried to make 21-year-old Esteban Cruz look like a predator of young girls. According to the 16-year-old girl, who took part in the vigilante attack, Esteban Cruz raped her in November after she passed out drunk in his bed.
During the trial a message sent by Esteban Cruz was presented as evidence to the court. In that message the 21-year-old man was asking the teenage girl to smoke marijuana, drink and then to have sexual intercourse with him.
The court quickly took into consideration the young girl’s charges and arrested Esteban Cruz. The trio could also face serious charges as vigilante justice is not a real defense argument.