2 Teens Arrested in Connection to Rape of 2 Women at Park

By David Chang, Dan Stamm and AP
|  Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013  |  Updated 9:53 PM EDT
History of Problems in Park Where Women Were Raped

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The rape was reported at Kosciuszko Park in Wilmington, Del.


Police have arrested two teens suspected of raping two women in a Wilmington, Del. park last August.

Investigators say officers were called to Kosciuszko Park near the 600 block of S Franklin Street shortly before 7 p.m. on August 29. When they arrived they found two women, ages 24 and 32, who said they had been attacked and raped by two teens. Both were taken to Christiana Hospital by ambulance.

Authorities say the two women were in the park when they were approached by a group of 10 to 12 boys. Two of those boys, ages 15 and 14, allegedly assaulted the women, robbed them of their cell phones and then sexually assaulted them as the rest of the group watched. Police say the group then fled the scene.

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Investigators say the two teens knew the victims and specifically targeted them.

Last Thursday, police say they found and arrested the two teens, both from Wilmington, Delaware. The 15-year-old boy was charged with robbery and conspiracy. The 14-year-old boy was charged with conspiracy.

Officials say sexual assault charges against the two teens are pending but have not yet been filed.

A woman was raped in the same park in March of 2012. She told investigators she was walking nearby on the 500 block of South Franklin Street in Wilmington when she was approached by an armed man who forced her to the park and raped her.

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