Three Cov­ing­ton teens charged with rape

The Covington News - - FRONT PAGE - AM­BER PITTMAN apittman@cov­news.com

Three Cov­ing­ton teens have been charged in two sep­a­rate rapes that oc­curred last week.

In the first case, the mother of a 13-year-old girl called po­lice on July 1, around 7 p.m., and re­ported that her daugh­ter had just been sex­u­ally as­saulted in the area of Mag­no­lia Heights apart­ments.

The mother told of­fi­cers that the in­ci­dent had oc­curred in a wooded area near the apart­ment build­ing. She said she was told by an­other ju­ve­nile that an as­sault was oc­cur­ring on her daugh­ter, and she ran to the area, where she found her daugh­ter and two ju­ve­nile males who were par­tic­i­pat­ing in the as­sault.

She was able to fight off one of the ju­ve­nile males, and both ran away.

Of­fi­cers were able to quickly iden­tify the two males, each 16 years old, and place them in cus­tody. Both were charged with rape, ag­gra­vated child mo­lesta­tion and en­tic­ing a child for in­de­cent pur­poses and are be­ing held in a youth de­ten­tion fa­cil­ity.

The sec­ond re­ported rape oc­curred around 10:45 p.m. on July 4, in the area of Green Acres Drive.

Cov­ing­ton Po­lice Depart­ment of­fi­cers were called to as­sist an 18-year-old woman, who said that an un­known man as­saulted her be­hind a va­cant res­i­dence on Green Acres Drive.

The al­leged rapist was quickly iden­ti­fied as a 14-yearold male. He was charged with rape and is cur­rently be­ing held in a youth de­ten­tion fa­cil­ity.

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