According to SFPD spokesman Officer Carlos Manfredi, no arrests have been made yet, and police are still interviewing the victims and possible witnesses. Manfredi said that reports of sexual assaults at the festival are rare.
Police do not believe the attacks, which happened in three different locations – around the bushy area of the Polo Fields, near a windmill prop at the festival and near white tents affiliated with the music event – were related. Descriptions of the men in each case also differed.
SFAppeal reports that the three women are between the ages of 18 to early 20s, and that two attacks happened on Saturday night, and the third early Sunday morning.
Police are struggling to pull together details of the attacks because the victims don’t remember much. The women had been drinking and believe they may have been drugged.
SFWeekly reports that police are also awaiting results from forensic tests to determine if the women were drugged by their attackers.
This was the fifth year for the Outside Lands music and food festival, which drew an estimated 200,000 people to Golden Gate Park over 3 days.
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