The American authorities confirmed that four people were arrested on charges of raping a nine-year-old girl in a home in Utah while her mother was smoking “methamphetamine” in the garage of the house.
Uinta County Police said the mother was visiting her friends in Vernal, 175 miles east of Salt Lake City. The mother’s name has not been officially disclosed.
The investigators said that the girl fell asleep on a sofa while the mother went to the garage and started smoking “methamphetamine” and the men took the girl to another room and raped her.
The police office received a report of the incident and arrested one of them on the same day, while the other three were arrested during the two days following the report
Owinta County Prosecutor J. Mark Thomas said that the girl had not been taken to hospital after the attack but that she was now in a government care home, and the police had not arrested her mother.
“We take very seriously any crime against a child,” Thomas said.