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Girl claims she was raped, tattooed by four Insane Spanish Cobra members

Updated on May 17, 2017 at 9:34 PM Posted on May 17, 2017 at 7:07 PM
Jacob Yrles, Steven Washburn, Terry Taylor, and Anthony Bunn. (Courtesy | Genesee County Sheriff's Office)
By Oona Goodin-Smith ogoodins@mlive.com
FLINT, MI - Four alleged east side gang members are facing over 40 collective felony charges for allegedly taking turns raping and then tattooing a 13-year-old girl with gang insignia in 2014.

Jacob Yrles, Anthony Bunn, Terry Taylor and Steven Erwin Washburn -- all accused members of the Insane Spanish Cobras gang -- appeared in orange jail jumpsuits and shackles before Genesee County District Judge David Goggins on Wednesday, May 17.

After the nearly five-hour exam, Goggins determined that Yrles, Bunn, Taylor and Washburn -- ages 19, 18, 23 and 26, respectively -- will head toward trial on multiple gang, sexual assault and gun charges, including:

Five counts of first-degree criminal sexual assault (multiple variables)
Gang membership
Gang recruitment
Unlawful imprisonment
Assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder
Carrying a concealed weapon.
Bunn also faces an additional charge of felony firearm. All four Flint men face the possibility of a life sentence in prison.

According to testimony from the girl, the sexual assault and tattooing took place over two days during the summer of 2014, when she was 13 years old.

MLive and The Flint Journal typically do not identify alleged victims of sexual assault.

A self-described "loner" who had run away from home, the girl testified that she was "looking for a connection" and found herself on Flint's east side. Through a friend, she said she met Yrles, Bunn, Taylor and Washburn at a party.

She testified that she turned down the group's offer to join the Insane Spanish Cobras, which involved "rolling the dice" -- a gang initiation method that requires the recruit to have sex with the number of gang members rolled on a die.

Leaving the party, the five drove to a liquor store before traveling to a home on Franklin Street in Flint. In the car, the girl testified that Bunn brandished a handgun before placing it back in his pants.

When the group arrived at the home, the girl testified she got a "gut feeling" that something bad was about to happen when the four men allegedly huddled a yard away from her, talking in whispers.

Suddenly, she said Yrles grabbed her hand, leading her into the home's garage where he proceeded to tie a green bandana over her eyes and sexually assault her.

As Yrles left the garage, Bunn entered, telling her "you're not done yet," before stuffing his handgun under a couch cushion in the garage, she testified. With a green bandana covering his nose and mouth, Bunn then proceeded to sexually assault her, she said.

Taylor was next, then Washburn.

One by one and wearing bandana masks, the four accused gang members assaulted the girl, she testified.

"I did not say yes and I was too scared to say no," she said in court. "I got the feeling there was no saying 'no.'"

The next day, the four alleged gang members took the girl to Yrles' bedroom, where they began to tattoo her hips -- on the left, a gang name she said they assigned to her, and on the right, the beginning of a three-point diamond Cobra insignia.

On her back, she said they drew two more large gang-related tattoos.

Calling the forced tattooing "horrendous," Goggins upheld prosecutors' assault charges against the gang members.

Defense attorneys for the four men questioned the girl on why she chose to "hang out" with the men the day after the alleged rape.

"I think it's called a trauma bond," she said. "I didn't have people who would stand by my side at the time."

Defense attorneys for the four men also grilled the girl on why she decided to come forward with the allegations over two years after she claims they occurred. She answered that the events were traumatic and that it took her nearly a year to come forward to anyone -- including her sisters -- about what happened.

In his closing arguments, Yrles' attorney, Matthew Norwood, argued that the lapse in time between the alleged incidents and the girl coming forward gave her "significant credibility issues."

All four men are currently being held without bond in the Genesee County Jail.

Circuit court dates for the four have yet to be scheduled.
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This is the story that led to the modeling agency-porn case.

Cobras were called the "Hobras" by other gangs because of their link to prostitution. In the 90's girls as young as 12 were bring prostituted by gangs on S Sagiinaw as well as Atherton and Dort area.
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Mom's missing teen modeled for man charged with child porn

By: Taryn Asher
POSTED: SEP 21 2017 10:40PM EDT
UPDATED: SEP 21 2017 10:44PM EDT
(WJBK) - Nickia Ketchum is beyond panicked, six weeks ago her daughter Kayci Latoski disappeared near their Dewitt Township home near Lansing.

"This has been a nightmare for my family over the last couple months," she said. "It is a living hell for us, it really is. We don't know if she is okay, and that is the worst part. We don't know."

Ryan Ulman, who owns Instinct Entertainment in Livonia, was arrested earlier this week for child pornography - a case connected to a Flint gang and drug addicted child sex trafficking victims.

Kayci Latoski signed with Ullman’s so-called modeling agency when she was 15. He contacted her through Facebook and eventually her mom says he showed up at their house to have her sign a contract which clearly says nude pictures "are an option."

"We thought alright we'll give it a try," Ketchum said. "It started out with age appropriate, clothing things you saw in Target ads. It went from that to he wanted skirts and short shorts. From that he wanted nudes, her topless, her pulling her underwear. I am like this is disgusting, we're not going to do this, we stopped."

Her mother said Kayci may have done nude photos.

"If she did, it was not with me," she said. "It may be photographs he was asking her to do without my knowledge, because I didn't like it."

Ketchum knows, because instead of paying a photographer - Ulman paid Kayci's mother to take the pictures. Some were risqué'. Ulman paid the teen $60 for her pictures, which never did get her a modeling job.

So far Ulman has not been connected to the sex trafficking ring but the feds allege many of the sex trafficking victims were models of Ulman.

FOX 2: "Do you believe he may be connected to her disappearance?"

"It is possibility," Ketchum said. "Maybe not directly him, but for all we know they are finding photographs of all these half-naked, underage girls at his home and some of these girls are actually missing now or been found in sex trafficking rings. How do we know he isn't taking these young girls information and selling them to other people?"

The Freedom Against Child Trafficking has put out fliers and Ketchum says she is also working with detectives and federal agents about a possible connection between Ulman and her daughter's disappearance.

"I don't care if it is my child or anyone's, if you know where there is a missing child; turn them in for God sakes. Her family misses her, we miss her a lot."
Post Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:43 pm 
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from a friend

All I'm going to say for the moment is, over the last few years, one by one the leadership of the Spanish cobras who were imprisoned in 2003 on the Rico case, they've been getting released. They don't just sell heroin and crack, they KIDNAP WOMEN AMD LITTLE GIRLS AND PASS THEM AROUND THE GANG AND SELL THEIR BODIES AS SEX SLAVES. Some of their little minion bitches in the gang have already been arrested on kidnapping, rape, child porn, not just here but in Detroit too, and if you think that activity isn't on the rise with their "leaders" out of fuckin prison, you might want to do some fact checking. Watch your back. If you see green/black diamonds, cobra love, te amore mi vida loca, tagged on buildings etc, get the vulgar language away from there and watch your goddamn back on the way out. If you live in one of these areas, man, ARM YOURSELF.
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