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February 25, 2013

Warren police investigate two sexual assault reports

By Brian Louwers
C & G Staff Writer

WARREN — Warren police responded to a motel to investigate a pair of unrelated alleged sexual assault reports Feb. 20.

According to Detective Sgt. Stephen Mills, police in Shelby Township alerted Warren detectives after an 18-year-old township resident reported that she was sexually assaulted in a room at America’s Best Value Inn & Suites, on Miller, north of Chicago Road and west of Van Dyke, early on Feb. 20.

“She was interviewed and we’re developing a suspect,” Mills said Feb. 21.

The woman reportedly told police the cousin of a male acquaintance committed the assault.

“She went to the hotel with one guy. The guy’s cousin showed up. The guy she went there with left. The cousin demanded sex. She refused, so he forced her,” Mills said.

Police were reportedly at the motel at 7:30 a.m. when Sterling Heights police called Warren detectives to report another alleged sexual assault involving two teens in a different room.

Mills said the parent of a 15-year-old girl contacted Sterling Heights police after her daughter was allegedly sexually assaulted.

“She indicated she had been sexually assaulted. She indicated her 13-year-old friend was still at the hotel and gave us a room number,” Mills said.

Warren police arrested two Macomb Township men, ages 21 and 17, as they attempted to leave the motel.

The teens reportedly met the men at Lakeside Mall Feb. 19 before they went to the motel.

The men arrested in connection with the second case remained in custody and were scheduled to be arraigned in the 37th District Court Feb. 22.

You can reach C & G Staff Writer Brian Louwers at brianlouwers@candgnews.com or at (586)498-1089.