FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Two of the teenagers accused of participating in the gang rape of a Hollywood girl, have been granted bond.
Judge Lisa Porter ruled late Thursday night that 15 year old Patricia Montes and 16 year old Ericka Avery will each be given a $100,000 bond, wear GPS ankle monitoring, and be confined to their homes while they await trial on the charges.
The judge also ordered the girls to have ‘no’ contact with the victim and barred them from using the internet.
“It’s depraved and disturbing,” Porter said after privately viewing a cell phone video which shows the two girls severely beating the victim.
It happened the night of November 1, 2013. Hollywood police say the victim went to a home on McKinley street and while there she was beaten and raped.
According to police Montes and Avery held the 16-year old down while 19-year old Jayvon Woolfork raped the girl. Two other teenage boys are accused of participating in the attack. All five are charged as adults.
Because of their age, Montes and Avery were granted a hearing on whether to be given bond.
At the hearing late Thursday, the mothers of both girls testified on their behalf.
Laura Avery said her daughter had some misdemeanor petty theft arrests and trespassing but nothing serious.
“Any incidence of violence,” her attorney asked. “Never,” answered Avery.
Patricia Dalecky the mother of Patricia Montes said what happened is a total aberration. “I don’t where it came from. That’s not my little girl.”
While prosecutors had argued both girls should be kept incarcerated until trial, the judge said there weren’t enough grounds to keep them.
Hearing that they would be given bond but confined to their homes, brought both girls to tears.
“I think the gravity is hitting her,” said Michael Weinstein the attorney for Erica Avery.