Police Investigate Alleged Sex Assault at Rec Center - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Police Investigate Alleged Sex Assault at Rec Center



    Crime scene investigators spent part of the evening at a recreation center in South Philadelphia after a 14-year-old girl says she was raped in a bathroom. NBC10's Nefertiti Jaquez reports. (Published Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013)

    Investigators have interviewed a 14-year-old boy accused of raping a teen girl at a South Philadelphia recreation center.

    The 14-year-old girl told police the boy sexually assaulted her Wednesday afternoon in the bathroom of the Vare Recreation Center on the 2600 block of Morris Street.

    Detectives spent hours looking for clues and pulling surveillance video from inside the building Wednesday night.

    Sources tell NBC10's Nefertiti Jaquez that video shows the teen girl and her alleged attacker in a hallway moments before the alleged assault.

    The girl tells authorities she recognized the boy who attacked her because they go to the same charter school.

    Vare Recreation Center has at least 16 surveillance cameras installed to boost security at the facility that offers dozens of after school programs.

    On Friday, the Special Victim's Unit interviewed the teen boy. Investigators say they are now waiting for the District Attorney's Office to decide whether charges will be approved.

    Stay with NBC10.com for updates in this developing story.


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