Sexual Assault, 31 Arrests Reported At Electric Zoo

As we previously noted, the NYC edition of EDM festival Electric Zoo had to cancel its final day due to two MDMA-related deaths and four hospitalizations of the same nature. But it has now been reported that a possible sexual assault of a teenage girl and 31 arrests were also part of what halted Sunday’s event. According to blog A Walk In The Park, which collects information about the NYC Parks Department in hopes of keeping the system accountable, as well as the Daily News, “a 16-year-old girl reported waking up under a van in the event’s parking lot Friday with her pants down and her legs scratched and bruised, cops said. She was treated at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell. The NYPD’s special victims unit is investigating.”

Thirty-one arrests were also reported over the two days of the festival, including two felony charges, and for other instances like drugs sales and possession, resisting arrests, and disorderly conduct. Twenty-three-year-old festival attendee Andrew Edvin spoke to the News about the lax security, saying, “Not once was I asked to open it, and not once was I patted down… The security and staff along the entrance route did nothing to prevent drugs from being brought in.”

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