ARAPAHOE COUNTY - The teenage suspect in a horrifying gang-rape case will learn his fate on Thursday.
The nearly-week-long trial of 17-year-old Omar Ricardo Godinez came to a close Thursday afternoon. He was 15 years old at the time of the crimes.
Godinez faced charges of second-degree kidnapping, sexual assault, conspiracy to commit second-degree kidnapping and conspiracy to commit sexual assault.
According to arrest records, Godinez, as well as three other men, kidnapped a 33-year old woman and a 15-year-old girl on separate occasions and sexually assaulted them.
In open court on Thursday, the three other men were all identified as Godinez's brothers. Edgar Godinez-Solis, Omar's oldest brother, was convicted in an October 2012 trial. One of the victims identified Godinez-Solis because he was wearing an ankle monitor at the time of the crime. Godinez-Solis is currently serving a 35-years-to-life sentence. His sentence means he will spend a minimum of 35 years in prison. After those 35 years, the Department of Corrections will determine if he is safe to release into society.
Godinez's two other brothers have not been charged in connection with this case.
During closing arguments, Godinez's defense attorney told the jury that it wasn't Godinez who committed the crimes.
"Not Omar, not this barely-15-year-old boy. The assault took place, but it was someone else who did it," the defense attorney argued on Thursday.
9NEWS spoke to the aunt of the 15-year-old victim. 9NEWS is choosing not to identify the 15-year-old victim because she is a victim of a sexual assault.
"We have been through a hard time just trying to move on with our lives," the aunt said. "My niece is doing a little better, however the past two years, she's been struggling to be a normal teenager. She does not know the suspect. She blamed herself for walking that night. The suspect was 15 when this happened. What he did to her wasn't someone with a mind of a 15-year-old. It was someone who planned. It was someone thinking like an adult."
The aunt told 9NEWS that when the family took the 15-year-old victim to the hospital, she asked her "why me?" over and over again.
"We were surprised when we found out how old he was," the aunt said. "That was more upsetting. He could have asked her on a date. He's three months younger than her."
Records show in both cases, Godinez and the others kidnapped the women, threw them into the back of a van, drove them to a home, took them to a basement bedroom, and took turns sexually assaulting them at gunpoint.
According to records, the suspects also did cocaine during the gang rape.
The affidavit is extremely disturbing, but does present in detail what happened during both events.
READ THE AFFIDAVIT HERE: http://on9news.tv/14mDzbI.
Even though Godinez was charged as an adult in this case, he is being held in a juvenile detention facility.
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