THREE TEENS CHARGED IN RAPE OF GIRL, 13
Posted on Dec 01, 2016
Three Marysville teenagers have been charged with raping a 13-year-old girl following a September football game.
Two of the boys are 15 and 14 and were arrested by a Union County deputy Monday at Marysville High School, said Assistant Principal Scott Stackhouse.
The third who was arrested is 17 and enrolled at Hi-Point Career Center in Bellefontaine in Logan County.
Each is charged with two Juvenile Court counts of rape and other lesser charges.
Authorities refused to release the names of the boys because they are juveniles, though their names and charges are public record.
According to the Marysville Police Department, which is investigating the case, two of the boys and the girl stole alcohol and condoms from a Meijer store following a Marysville High School football game Sept. 25 while the 17-year-old waited outside in a vehicle.
The four then drove to a wooded area in the northern part of Union County where they drank and authorities say the girl was raped.
“The female became so intoxicated that she could not give consent to what happened,” said Marysville Police Deputy Chief Tony Brooks.
Two of the boys raped the girl, said Melissa Chase, an assistant Union County prosecutor. The other was complicit but equally responsible, because he was there and allowed it to happen, she said.
Within a couple of days, the girl told her parents what had happened and police were called. The Dispatch doesn’t use the names of possible victims of sexual assault.
Each of the boys also was charged with two Juvenile Court counts of petty theft. The 15-year-old also was charged with intimidation, accused of sending text messages to the girl that threatened her not to pursue charges.
Marysville Schools Superintendent Diane Mankins called the incident a “very vile and disgusting act” that “is not representative of the Marys-ville community at all.” [email protected] @DeanNarciso.