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Vigil for sexual assault victim to be held tonight in Durango

Event to be at 8:30 p.m. at Rotary Park

A candlelight vigil will be held at 8:30 p.m. today at Rotary Park in Durango for the female victim of a recent sexual assault.

“It was in my heart pretty heavy,” said Durango resident McCarson Leigh Tafoya, who has organized the event. “I don’t know who it is, but I’d like to show her we have support for her in some way.”

According to police reports, the three men met the woman late Oct. 13 or early Oct. 14 at a party in northeast Durango. The woman told police she accepted a ride from the men thinking they were going to Fort Lewis College, but the men took her other places and allegedly sexually assaulted her and threatened her with a gun.

The three men arrested on suspicion of felony sexual assault are: Devin “Ducky” Richard Bond, 21; Anthony “Izzy” Israel Fitts, 18; and James T. Zink, 18.

The woman was taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center for a sexual assault exam.

“I just want to send some love and light to her, and let her know we’re thinking or her and she’s not alone,” Tafoya said.

jromeo@durangoherald.com

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