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2 Plead Not Guilty In MySpace Rape

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Two of three men accused of gang raping a Palomar College student they met via the MySpace Web site pleaded not guilty today.

Robert Melgoza, 20, and Brian Shippee, 21 -- along with a third man, 21-year-old Vincent Barnett Jr. -- are accused of aggravated kidnapping, forcible rape, sodomy and oral copulation in connection with the sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman last May 13 and 14 in San Marcos and Vista, prosecutors said.

Judge Marshall Hockett ordered that they be held without bail, pending a Feb. 24 preliminary hearing at the Vista Courthouse.

Barnett remains in Arizona where he was arrested, said Deputy District Attorney Daniel Rodriguez.

The woman told authorities she was raped by several men after meeting one of them through his MySpace page the day before.

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