A young man accused of raping one woman and sexually assaulting two others was pulled from jail by a local vigilante group, brutally beaten, and then thrown into a crocodile enclosure in the town of San Francisco Ixhuatán, Mexico.
The 20-year-old, named only as Jacinto, was taken into custody by police after being accused of rape by a woman, reported NVI in Mexico. The rape suspect is from San Francisco del Mar and the alleged victim from the Ostuta neighborhood in San Francisco Ixhuatan.
El Imparcial Policiaca reported that the suspect is also accused of assaulting two other women, one of them an elderly lady who he allegedly tried to kill when she put up resistance.
Minutes after he was taken in, a crowd of around 50 people gathered outside of the police station where the suspect was being held, demanding local officers hand him over to be lynched. When police refused, they were overwhelmed by the mob.