1 arrested in reported New Orleans hotel gang rape

Patrick Mooney, 25 | Photo Credit: Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office

NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) - One man has been arrested and authorities are looking for three others after a woman reported she was gang-raped at a New Orleans hotel.

Patrick Mooney, 25, was arrested March 6 and charged with first-degree rape.

The warrant for his arrest said six or seven men entered Mooney's hotel room and took turns sexually assaulting the intoxicated woman Mooney had met at a Bourbon Street bar and with whom he was having sex. The warrant said they also hit and slapped her.

Mooney, who has a Dublin, Ireland, drivers license, was extradited from Austin, Texas. Police said they are seeking at least three other men, all believed to be in Texas.

Mooney's lawyer couldn't be reached for comment. It's unclear whether the other men have lawyers.



 
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