Stagecoach concert attendee sexually assaulted
4:07 PM, Apr. 28, 2012
A 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted while using the restrooms at Stagecoach Festival on Friday night, police said today.
The woman was using the portable bathrooms near the main entrance about 8:30 p.m. when a man broke through the locked door.
“The male and two others began sexually assaulting her,” police spokesman Ben Guitron said.
After the assault, the men ran away and the teen went to the first aid stand, where police were called. She was taken to a local hospital for medical treatment.
Guitron said police do not have a description of the men other than that one of the men was blond.
The teen is a non-Coachella Valley resident who was attending the festival with friends, Guitron said.
Last year, a Stagecoach parking lot attendant raped a 23-year-old festival attendee after helping her find her car.
Darin Ledale Garrett of Los Angeles was convicted in December of the April 30, 2011, rape. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Indio police asked anyone with information in the assault to call detectives at (760) 391-4057 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-7867.