4 Accused in Auburn Kidnapping, Rape Due in Court

Four people accused of holding a 16-year-old girl captive at an Auburn, Massachusetts, home, torturing her and one of of them raping her, will be in court on Wednesday so a judge can determine if they pose a threat to public safety.

Krystal Lugo, 23, of Webster, is charged with kidnapping, two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery, and larceny under $250.

Her brother, 19-year-old Christopher Lugo, is charged with kidnapping, rape, and drugging to confine.

Yariel Torres-Abee, 22, of Southbridge, is charged with kidnapping, and assault and battery.

Yuleny Ortiz, 19, of Auburn, is charged with kidnapping.

Law enforcement sources told the NBC Boston Investigators last week that the four were arrested Dec. 27 when police rescued a teenage victim at a home on White Terrace in Auburn. Her head had been shaved, and she had been drugged, raped and tortured with lit cigarettes.

A machete allegedly was held up to the girl’s neck, and Krystal Lugo ordered it to be held harder if she lied, sources said.

Police believe the crime was related to a prior incident, saying the suspects targeted the victim after suspecting she set up a recent home invasion that allegedly targeted Christopher Lugo.

In that incident, police said two men entered the home and confronted Christopher Lugo while firing three shots. Authorities believe that the purpose of the home invasion was to steal marijuana.

The house was found to be uninhabitable and was condemned by a building inspector, according to sources.

Since being arrested, all four suspects have been held without bail. It’s unclear if they have attorneys.


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