WARNING: This article contains a graphic description of rape and may be triggering for some readers.
They look like the faces of two normal teenage girls.
Two fresh faced teens with the usual hang-ups and anxieties that go with being young these days.
But it seems they are anything but fresh faced.
And possibly anything but normal.
What they are accused of doing will shock and horrify you.
And leave you wondering just how young girls – barely out of childhood – could perpetrate such crimes.
Patricia Montes and Erica Avery are accused of punching, kicking and pepper-spraying a 16-year old girl before holding her down to be raped.
A 16-year-old girl who was meant to be their friend.
Who was lured to a house under false pretenses, and then set up for a rape.
And just to add a seemingly common ingredient in such crimes these days – the whole thing was filmed by another teenager on their phone.
Patricia Montes and Erica Avery have been branded the leaders of a ‘depraved gang rape gang’.
They are just fifteen and sixteen years old.
The alleged gang rape took place last year on November 1 in Florida.
According to police reports the victim was at the home of one of the students watching TV, listening to music, smoking marijuana and drinking beer. She says she thought she was at the home of friends.
She thought she had been invited their to make amends after they had fallen out over a boy.
But to her surprise, Patricia Montes and Erica Avery grabbed her, pinned her down and began kicking her in the head.
They taunted her, called her names and told her that they would continue to beat her until she agreed to have sex with a 19-year-old man who lived in the house.
The girl refused, and Montes, Avery and three others continued to beat her, telling her that they wouldn’t let up until she agreed.
The teenagers beat the 16-year-old girl so badly that she broke bones in her face and bled from her ear.