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Two Charged in Sexual Assault in Woods Near CHS

Two juveniles face charges of sexual offense, assault in incident during Catonsville Stars homecoming game at high school athletic field, according to police.

Two juvenile males face charges linked to an Oct. 20 sexual assault of two 13-year-old girls near the Catonsville High School athletic field, according to police.

Police spokeswoman Cpl. Cathleen Batton said two suspects were arrested and charged with sexual offences and assault.

The suspects are 14 and 15 years old, Batton said.

The police do not release the names of juveniles charged with crimes unless they are charged as adults.

According to police, at around 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 20, the girls met a male acquaintance and three of his friends near the athletic field concession stand during a Catonsville Recreation and Parks football game.

The suspects tried to talk the victims into going with them into a nearby wooded area police said. When the girls declined, the suspects reportedly took them into the woods, where they touched the victims inappropriately, according to police.

Charges are pending against two other suspects in the incident, Batton said.

Joe November 01, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Sexual predators are getting younger and younger. Who raises kids like this?
Diane Iacia November 01, 2012 at 06:45 PM
So sad, my heart goes out to the girls... and the boys . Where were the adults ?!? . CHS field is fenced in , the kids must have been outside the fence. Doesn't anyone watch their kids anymore ...these kids are 13,14,15 years old. This is the time to watch your kids even more !
Chuck Burton November 05, 2012 at 02:29 PM
At 13, 14, 15, adult hormones are kicking in, and also the societal norms of feminine acceptance and masculine assertiveness, The problem is that society no longer teaches respect for the individual, thus girls (and even less assertive boys) become sexual targets for those males who have less than average respect for others (and maybe even themselves). I fear that things will only get worse until society resumes teaching that the individual is more important than the group, as it once did.

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