Two teens arrested in rape case

Two Independence teenagers are in the Polk County Jail for raping two Talmadge Middle School students.

INDEPENDENCE -- Two Independence teenagers are in the Polk County Jail for raping two Talmadge Middle School students.

Norberto Monrroy Banuelos, 17, and his brother, Jorge Monrroy Banuelos, 16, alleged raped two 13-year-old girls the evening of Feb. 19.

An April 18 trial date has been set. The brothers are both being tried as adults, said Polk County Deputy District Attorney Mark Heslinga.

Norberto Monrroy Banuelos is charged with second-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree unlawful sexual penetration.

Jorge Monrroy Banuelos is charged with second-degree rape and second-degree sodomy.

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