State police are investigating sex assault of 11-year-old boy

May 20, 1994|By Bill Talbott | Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer

An 11-year-old Westminster boy told police he was befriended by a man who led him into a woods and sexually assaulted him Wednesday afternoon.

The boy was able to escape afterward and run to a nearby gasoline station on George Street, where city police were called. When the officers returned to the spot in the woods where the attack occurred, they determined it was outside the city limits and turned the case over to state police.

The assault is being investigated by the child abuse section of the state's attorney's office.

A state police spokesman said that the boy was befriended by the man about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and that the two walked south along the railroad tracks near Liberty at George streets.

There, police said, the boy told them he was led along a path into a wooded area and sexually assaulted.

The boy was taken to Carroll County General Hospital, where he was examined, treated and released, authorities said.

Police said the assailant apparently fled south along the railroad tracks. The area was searched by state and city police and sheriff's officers without success.

=1 The investigation is continuing, police said.

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