Sheriff's deputies investigating a 17-year-old girl's complaint that she was raped at an East Los Angeles medical clinic said Wednesday that they arrested two men--one on suspicion of rape and the other on suspicion of practicing medicine illegally.
Deputy Dist. Atty. Dino Fulgoni said the deputies found an apparently illegal medical clinic when they went to a house in the 4000 block of Verona Street on Monday night after the girl reported that she had been raped when she went there for a physical examination.
The officers said they arrested Francisco Arteaga Gomez, 30, for investigation of rape. Arturo Duenas Castillo, 31, was arrested on suspicion of practicing medicine without a license.
The deputies said they believed both had been operating a makeshift clinic in the house for some time. Investigators also said they believe numerous babies have been delivered at the clinic. Many of the patients were illegal aliens, the deputies said.