Balto. Co. police seek 2 in sexual assault

Girl, 13, says teenagers attacked her after school

December 21, 2004|By Joe Nawrozki and Sara Neufeld | Joe Nawrozki and Sara Neufeld,SUN STAFF

A 13-year-old middle-school pupil was sexually assaulted by two teens Friday after she left classes at Southwest Academy in Westview Park, Baltimore County police said yesterday.

The pair grabbed the girl about 3 p.m. as she waited for her mother to pick her up from the Woodlawn-area middle school, according to a statement from police.

The girl told police that two males approached her as she walked on Johnnycake Road near Marksworth Road and dragged her into bushes behind a house.

She said the pair threatened to kill her if she screamed, according to the statement. While one of the attackers held her, the other assaulted her twice.

After her release, the girl ran to the school for help and was taken to Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson for treatment, police said.

Because Southwest Academy was one of six Baltimore County schools that had to close early yesterday for lack of heat, administrators did not discuss the incident with pupils, said school system spokesman Charles A. Herndon. They are considering sending a letter home to parents, he said.

Police have released composite drawings of the men, based on the girl's descriptions, said Bill Toohey, a police spokesman.

The man who assaulted the girl is described as black, 16 to 18 years old, about 5 feet 7 inches tall with a medium build. He has a cornrow hairstyle and a gap between his front teeth. He was wearing a black flight jacket.

The other is described as black, about 5 feet 9 inches tall, also 16 to 18 years old with a medium build. He has noticeable acne and was last seen wearing a "Von Dutch" baseball cap and gray hooded sweat shirt.

Officers searched the area over the weekend but did not come up with any leads, Toohey said.

Anyone with information leading to an arrest and indictment in the attack could be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 from Metro Crime Stoppers. To be eligible for the reward, the caller must contact the organization at 866-756-2587. Calls to Metro Crime Stoppers are confidential and callers do not have to give their names.

Callers can also offer tips to the police by calling 410-307- 2020.

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