Brazil police arrest 4th person in tourist attack
April 9, 2013 -- Updated 1637 GMT (0037 HKT)
Police said the woman and man boarded the minibus in the Copacabana beach district in Rio de Janeiro early on March 30, 2013.
- A 13-year-old boy is accused of helping steal the victims' credit cards, police say
- The boy denies involvement in rape, Brazilian media report
- The incident highlights security concerns in Rio before coming high-profile events
(CNN) -- Police in Brazil say they have arrested a fourth person in connection with the March 30 rape of an American woman and the beating and robbery of her French boyfriend on a minibus in Rio de Janeiro.
The fourth person arrested -- a 13-year-old boy -- is accused of helping steal the tourists' credit cards, police said Tuesday.
According to Brazilian media, the boy has denied involvement in the rape.
Police said the woman and man boarded the minibus in the Copacabana beach district in Rio de Janeiro early on March 30. Three men subsequently boarded the minibus and forced off all the other passengers, police said.
Brazil arrest third suspect in gang rape
Rio works to fight crime, change image
The woman was raped and her boyfriend was held captive and robbed, authorities said.
Their credit cards were used at several locations inside and outside of Rio de Janeiro over a span of hours, police said.
According to Brazilian newspapers, the man was handcuffed and beaten, while the woman was repeatedly raped. The two were dumped in Itaborai, a city more than 30 miles (about 50 kilometers) away, after six hours, O Globo newspaper said.
Earlier, police arrested three other people in the case: Carlos Armando Costa dos Santos, Jonathan Foudakis de Souza and Wallace Aparecido Souza Silva.
The rape highlights security concerns in the Brazilian city that will host matches in the 2014 World Cup and will put on the Summer Olympics two years later.
As more women came forward saying they were victims of similar attacks, Rio de Janeiro Civil Police Chief Martha Rocha issued a written apology. She also fired two police officers responsible for handling rape cases.
CNN's Shasta Darlington contributed to this report from Sao Paulo, Brazil
Part of complete coverage on
December 10, 2013 -- Updated 1900 GMT (0300 HKT)
Presidents and prime ministers, celebrities and royals joined tens of thousands of South Africans to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela.
Syrian refugees fleeing into Lebanon tell CNN's Nick Paton Walsh how they stepped over dead bodies in their flight -- and now face the a biting winter.
December 11, 2013 -- Updated 1629 GMT (0029 HKT)
It looked plausible to most, but to deaf people watching the Mandela memorial -- it was all nonsense. The interpreter has been dubbed "a fake."
December 11, 2013 -- Updated 0541 GMT (1341 HKT)
They hoped for playful weekend outing in the snow. The moments of adventure dissolved into a fight for survival for the family of six.
December 11, 2013 -- Updated 1714 GMT (0114 HKT)
Yahoo's teen star Nick D'Aloisio sells the new digital future -- with vanishing content.
December 11, 2013 -- Updated 1328 GMT (2128 HKT)
Denmark's PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt made headlines when she snapped a selfie with PM David Cameron and President Barack Obama.
December 11, 2013 -- Updated 1311 GMT (2111 HKT)
Mars kits, a triple nipple baby bottle and extinct animal DNA are just some of things you'd find inside the "99¢ Store of the Future."
December 11, 2013 -- Updated 0958 GMT (1758 HKT)
They say necessity is the mother of invention. Here are 11 of the most mind-boggling inventions ever submitted to the U.S. patent office.
December 9, 2013 -- Updated 2311 GMT (0711 HKT)
Until he returned home this weekend, Merrill Newman -- an American held in North Korea -- had no idea what a story he'd become.
December 10, 2013 -- Updated 1611 GMT (0011 HKT)
The Web is set to change our lives over the next decade. This will also question the use of personal data and balancing new powers with ethics.
December 11, 2013 -- Updated 1756 GMT (0156 HKT)
Browse through images you don't always see in news reports, taken by CNN teams all around the world.
He was imprisoned for life but that did not quiet him. Nelson Mandela became South Africa's first black president, and an icon and inspiration.
Today's five most popular stories