Boy, 14, charged as juvenile in girl's rape at Carroll school

April 29, 1993|By Staff Report

A 14-year-old Mount Airy boy has been arrested and charged as a juvenile with the alleged Monday rape of a student at South Carroll High.

Maryland State Police, who took the youth into custody at his home about 6:30 p.m. yesterday, withheld his name because of his age.

They said he has been charged with delinquency in connection with the alleged attack and a sexual assault on another person in Mount Airy last August. They noted that the 1992 attack did not occur on public school property.

Authorities from the Criminal Investigation Division, Child Abuse Sexual Assault Unit, which includes state police and investigators from the Carroll County state's attorney's office, said the teen-ager also is a suspect in other sexual assaults.

The boy was expected to be turned over to the Juvenile Services Administration, police said.

State police were called by school officials after a 16-year-old South Carroll High student reported she was raped in a stairwell in the school building shortly before noon Monday. The girl told school officials she was sexually assaulted by a male student with whom she was acquainted, police said.

First Sgt. Donald Hoffman, of the state police Westminster Barracks, said officers questioned the suspect Tuesday after the girl's complaint.

South Carroll High School Principal David Booz and other public school officials declined to comment on the attack.

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