Another Teen Accused In Hollywood Gang Rape Granted Bond
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HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) – Another teenager charged in the heartless beating and gang rape of a 16-year old girl in Hollywood has been given bond.
Seventeen-year-old Dwight Henry faced a Judge Friday.
Broward Circuit Judge Lisa Porter granted Henry bond while awaiting trial. His bond is set at 100,00 dollars. He along with two other teenagers involved in the case were granted bond, are not allowed to use the internet or have any contact with the victim. The three will have to be on lock down in their homes with a GPS monitoring device.
The traumatized victim had broken bones in her face and her eyes were swollen shut.
Late Thursday night, Porter ruled that the two girls,15-year old Patricia Montes and 16-year old Erica 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. Police say Montes and Avery held the girls legs down while two boys held her arms down and she was raped by a fifth teenager.
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 said the victim went to a home on McKinley street and while there she was beaten and raped.
According to police, Montes and Avery 19-year old Jayvon Wolfork raped the girl. All five are charged as adults.
Because of their age, Montes, Avery, and Henry 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.