A 13-year-old girl was allegedly raped and another sexually abused in one of Britain’s wealthiest cities.
Four men, aged between 40 and 62, have been arrested over the alleged attack on teenage schoolgirls in Weybridge, Surrey.
Locals say the girls encountered a group of men in a parking lot.
The youths are said to have been found when a relative used a mobile phone’s GPS signal to determine their location after fearing they might be late for home.
The police were called and arrested the four men on suspicion of rape and sexual assault.
They were later released on bail pending further investigation.
The girls were taken to a rape counseling center and interviewed by specially trained sex crimes investigators.
A Surrey Police spokeswoman said: “We were called at 10.35pm on Saturday 17 June following a report of a teenage girl being raped by a male suspect and being sexually assaulted by touching another teenage girl in the Weystone Road in Weybridge.”
“A 53-year-old man, a 62-year-old man, a 49-year-old man and a 40-year-old man have been arrested as part of our investigation on suspicion of rape and sexual assault by touching.
“They were all released on conditional bail.”
Police dispelled local rumors that the girls were victims of a trafficking or grooming gang.
The police spokeswoman said: “At this time we do not believe that this incident is related to human trafficking or grooming.”
“The two teenage girls are being assisted by specialist teams and investigations are ongoing.”
A local source told The Sun: “The girls and their families are devastated.”
“No one understands why the police are not issuing a public appeal for clarification on this matter.
“All we heard was that the girls ran into four Eastern European men in a parking lot and stayed there for a long time.”
“Eventually one of her relatives tracked her down using a cell phone signal and then called the police.”
In the heart of Surrey’s stockbroker belt, Weybridge has the second highest number of millionaires of any city in Britain.