By Sally Voth -- firstname.lastname@example.org
WOODSTOCK -- Two alleged gang members have been charged with raping two teenage girls at a party at a Jadwyn Road home more than 21/2 years ago.
Harold B. Guanilo, 22, and Luis A. Callejas-Hernandez, 20, both are serving time in state prisons, Guanilo in Buckingham County and Callejas-Hernandez in Pittsylvania County, Shenandoah County Sheriff Timothy C. Carter said.
Guanilo is charged with rape and gang participation, and Callejas-Hernandez with rape, sodomy and gang participation.
Sheriff's Office investigators searched 2982 Jadwyn Road in November 2006 after two 15-year-old girls were taken to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital to be treated for sexual assault following a party at the home.
According to the search warrant affidavit, when the girls arrived at the party, they did not know the people there, and they were taken to the basement where they were given alcohol and passed out. The next morning, one of the girls noticed she was fully dressed except for her underwear, and was missing jewelry.
The Jadwyn Road home was searched two times in 2006 prior to the alleged sexual assault, both times for gang-related crimes. A 14-year-old runaway says she was "sexed" into the South Side Locos gang at the home. One of the men said to have had sex with that girl was living at the Jadwyn Road home and arrested for an assault in Alexandria.
A multi-jurisdictional grand jury that handles gang-related crimes has been investigating the rape case, Carter said. He said his department has been working with Shenandoah County Commonwealth's Attorney Albert T. Mitchell and Phil Figura, a state assistant attorney general who prosecutes gang cases before the multi-jurisdictional grand jury and in federal court.
"It's my understanding that there still needs to be some additional work done on the case," Carter said. "We do have the evidence that links them to the crime."
Guanilo has ties to South Side Locos, and Callejas-Hernandez to South Side Locos and Surenos 13, Carter said. Guanilo is in prison for gang participation, and Callejas-Hernandez for gang participation, carjacking, possession of a weapon on school grounds and marijuana possession, he said. Both are scheduled to appear in Shenandoah County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court on Aug. 27.