4 found guilty of kidnapping, torturing 2 college students

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) " Four people have been convicted of charges stemming from the kidnapping and torturing of two college students in Rochester last year.

A jury on Monday found the two men and two women guilty of kidnapping the two male University of Rochester students in December, when the victims were abused during a 40-hour ordeal that ended when they were rescued by a police SWAT team.

Prosecutors say the men were mistakenly targeted for retribution for a drug-related robbery. Both have since graduated.

Lydell Strickland was found guilty of all 31 charges, which also included assault, gang assault and robbery. The three other defendants " David Alcarez-Ubiles, Inalia Rolldan and Ruth Lora " were also convicted of weapons-related charges.

Five others involved previously pleaded guilty. The Associated Press isn't naming the victims because authorities say they were sexually abused.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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