Girl, 12, reports being sexually assaulted at city school
A 12-year-old girl at a Baltimore middle school has reported that a teenage boy sexually assaulted her in a classroom last month, according to city police. The story was first reported on Fox-45 TV.
Police said the girl told detectives that she was attacked about 12:15 p.m. on Oct. 4 inside Harlem Park Elementary/Middle School, but did not report the incident to police until two weeks later. The school is located in the 1400 block of West Lafayette Ave. in Sandtown-Winchester.
Det. Jeremy Silbert, a spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department, said the case is under investigation and no charges have been filed against the 13-year-old suspect. He said detectives are trying to determine whether the girl was raped or sexually assaulted.
The mother told television news stations that she was upset that the boy remains in school; officials said the investigation is ongoing. "I had to remove my daughter from out of class, and he can walk around the school Scott free," the mother told WBAL-TV.
Meanwhile, the school system has installed metal detectors at Baltimore Civitas School after a stabbing a week ago, WBAL radio reports.