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August 28, 2014

Police investigate sexual assault of juvenile

By April Lehmbeck
C & G Staff Writer

Police are investigating a sexual assault against a young girl that involved at least one male juvenile.

The incident took place during the afternoon Aug. 27 in the 18700 block of Elkhart.

“Harper Woods Public Safety officers responded to the area on a report that a female juvenile had been forcibly sexually assaulted by at least one male juvenile in a residence near her home,” Public Safety Director James Burke said in a news release. “Detectives located the suspect believed involved in the assault and he will be turned over to Wayne County juvenile authorities this evening.”

The suspect also is a Harper Woods resident, according to police information.

“The victim has been transported to a local hospital,” Burke said in the release. “We have detained two other Harper Woods male juveniles and are attempting to determine if they were also involved in the incident.”

Anyone with information on this incident should call the Public Safety Department at (313) 343-2530.

You can reach C & G Staff Writer April Lehmbeck at alehmbeck@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1043.