Police arrest 27 at scene of 7-year-old's alleged rape

(AP) - Police on Thursday arrested 27 people on outstanding warrants at the New Jersey apartment complex where officials say a 7-year-old was gang-raped.

Trenton Mayor Doug Palmer says the sweep of crime-plagued Rowan Towers was planned before the girl was attacked on Sunday.

Police said her 15-year-old stepsister sold the girl to have sex with as many as seven men and boys at a party in a vacant apartment.

While the mayor says the arrests are unrelated, police hope they lead to tips that help them find the suspects.

The stepsister is charged with aggravated sexual assault, promoting prostitution and other crimes. No other arrests directly related to the case have been made.

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