Girl, 12, Reports Kidnapping, Rape

From Times Staff Reports

A 12-year-old girl told police she was forced into a lime-green van at gunpoint Tuesday and raped before being dropped off in the Jefferson Park area of Los Angeles, authorities said.

About four to six men reportedly kidnapped the girl about 4 p.m. as she walked with her grandparents near West 27th Street and Arlington Avenue, said Los Angeles Police Officer Jason Lee.

The men allegedly wore ski masks and at least one had a semiautomatic weapon, the girl told authorities.