Friday, May 10, 2002

Four boys face charges in sex assault

By David Eck
Enquirer contributor

        NORTH COLLEGE HILL — Three boys are in juvenile detention and police are looking for a fourth in an alleged sexual attack on two girls in March.

        The boys are 12 and 13; the girls are 11 and 12. All are students at Josie Becker Elementary School and are North College Hill residents.

        One boy is charged with two juvenile counts of rape; the other three are charged with complicity to rape.

        Police say the four boys stopped the girls in a North College Hill alley at dusk on March 14. The girls were taken behind a garage and forced individually to perform oral sex on one of the boys, police said.

        The other boys stood guard while the assault took place, police said.

        The three boys were arrested Thursday morning at the school and a warrant has been issued for the other boy. He is expected to be in custody today.

        The girls' parents reported the incident. The girls were evaluated at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

        “We feel that the victims' allegations are supported,” North College Hill Police Officer Keith Gardner said.

        North College Hill Schools officials Thursday declined comment on the arrests.


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