A self-proclaimed gang leader in Volusia County, Fla., who was arrested on allegations he raped a 15-year-old girl for "disrespecting" him also raped and abused at least seven other young girls, according to a new alleged victim in the case.
Investigators said David Almeida, 32, who told police that he is the leader of the "Midnight Crips" gang in Volusia County, forced teen girls to have sex with him as a show of loyalty to the gang.
Almeida was taken into custody after a 15-year-old girl told investigators he raped and beat her Sunday night as punishment for throwing a black bandana at him and disrespecting him, according to the Local 6 News report.
Tuesday night, Local 6 News interviewed another 15-year-old who said Almeida also raped her.
The teen said her friends would meet with Almeida at his mobile home in Deltona with what he allegedly called "the family." The girls were allegedly provided with protection and rewards.
"He would buy you something or get you stuff you want -- even underage (girls)," the victim said. "In my mind I said, 'This is awesome.'"
She said the perks came at a price -- sex.