Police charge two teens in rape of city girl, 13

January 29, 1995|By Sherry Joe and Joan Jacobson | Sherry Joe and Joan Jacobson,Sun Staff Writers

City police charged two East Baltimore boys -- one of them 14, the other 16 -- early yesterday in what authorities are calling the gang rape of a 13-year-old girl.

Investigators also said they still were looking for eight other suspects in the attacks, which occurred Thursday night in a vacant cellar in the 1200 block N. Eden St., in the Madison Square neighborhood.

The two teen-agers charged -- both as adults -- were identified as William Arthur Davis, 14, of the 1200 block of N. Eden St. and Marvin Blocker, 16, also of the 1200 block of N. Eden.

Both were picked up at 8 p.m. Friday and taken to police headquarters for questioning. They were charged at midnight with first-degree rape, assault and false imprisonment, said police spokesman Sam Ringgold.

They were being held at Central District waiting to see a court commissioner.

The two were arrested as the result of tips from witnesses and the victim, who knew where some of the boys involved in the incident lived, Mr. Ringgold said.

Police said the girl, who lives in Baltimore, was raped by 10 teen-age boys after she met three boys outside Frank's Confectionery Store at North Eden and Biddle streets. Police said one boy, a light-complexioned teen with dreadlocks, had a gun.

The girl later was treated at Mercy Medical Center and released.

As word of the attacks and arrests spread in the neighborhood yesterday, friends and relatives of the Blocker youth called him a well-behaved, outgoing young man who was attending a Loyola College basketball game when the incident occurred.

A cousin, Marcus Johnson, said that earlier Thursday, the Blocker youth, a Southern High School 11th-grader, was playing pingpong at Madison Square Recreation Center on Biddle Street.

Williams Wells, the recreation director, said he remembered seeing the boys at the recreation center earlier that day, but couldn't account for their whereabouts at the time police say the rapes occurred.

"Too many people coming in and out of the rec," Mr. Wells said.

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