Extremely graphic images of the 16-year-old were posted online, some with explicit captions about what may have happened to the victim during the incident. One suspect has been arrested in connection with the incident so far, with a reported 33 suspects wanted across the city.
Speaking to TV Record in Brazil, the girl said: I woke up in a totally different place with one man under me, one on top and two holding me. There were several people laughing at me. I was drugged, I was very groggy, there were lots of people with guns, lots of young guys laughing and talking.
The incident has caused outrage across Brazil, with hundreds turning out to demonstrate against the attack at the Legislative Assembly in Rio on 28 May. Further outrage was caused by the social media reaction to the incident, where a number of users reportedly attempted to blame the girl for the incident.
The teenager said in response to those claims: It not only hurt me, it hurt my soul, because people judged me, tried to blame me for something which was not my fault. They robbed me, not just in material goods, in a physical way.