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More Electric Zoo tragedy: 16-year-old girl sexually assaulted, 31 arrested for drugs

on September 03, 2013, 9:36am

electric zoo 2013 header 1024x648 More Electric Zoo tragedy: 16 year old girl sexually assaulted, 31 arrested for drugs

On Sunday the third and final day of Electric Zoo was canceled following the death of two attendees: Jeffrey Russ, 23, and Olivia Rotondo, 20, both died from a suspected drug overdose after ingesting an excessive amount ecstasy. Four others were hospitalized.

Now more tragic details from the festival have begun to surface. As Gothamist reports, on Friday a 16-year-old female attendee was found unconscious in a parking lot. She was taken to an area hospital, where doctors determined she had been sexually assaulted.

Meanwhile, a total of 31 people were arrested during the festival weekend for offenses including drug possession and intent to distribute, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. At least two of the arrests were felony charges.

According to the New York Daily News, the New York City Police Department has begun assisting New York City Health Department in its investigation into the festival. The New York Post adds that NYPD is treating Russ and Rotondo’s deaths as a homicide probe.

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