Teen accused of raping autistic boy, 11

A Sandusky teenager was arrested this week for the sexual assault of an 11-year-old autistic boy, police said.
Courtney Astolfi
Dec 4, 2013
The boy, 14, of Meigs Street, was charged with one count of rape, a first-degree felony.

When the victim returned home from visiting the teenager’s house at about 7 p.m. Sept. 29, he confided in his mother about the evening’s events, Sandusky police Detective Ken Nixon said.

The boy said he was sexually assaulted inside the teenager’s home and, despite his autism, he knew something wasn’t right about the circumstances, Nixon said.

Officers collected a DNA sample from the 11-year-old that night. They later swabbed the teenager’s cheek for a second sample, sending both to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation for comparison.

When officers questioned the teen and his guardian, the teen denied any sexual activity occurred, Nixon said.

Under Ohio law, the sexual assault of anyone younger than 12 is considered a firstdegree felony.

Officers received the DNA test results Monday and found the samples matched. They authorized a rape charge for the teen, arrested him and took him to the Erie County Juvenile Justice Center, Nixon said.

Comments

YoMamma

Friggen animals!

Mommabear713

Disgusting. Lock him up and throw away the key. It won't stop if he is allowed to go free.

margaritaville88

His Guardian?? wt..f? Why is he with a 'guardian'? Something ain't right here....Sad, so sad and disgusting.

Erie Sniper

Are you f'ing kidding me? Can't wait for the comments to come in with how the teen is misunderstood and its not his fault he's a scum bag!

margaritaville88

LIKE!!!

starryeyes83

Here we go again, waiting for the he's just "a child" BS.

This is happening more and more.

margaritaville88

LIKE!!!

BabyMomma

Gross

YoMamma

Has anyone noticed the black youth regressing back to animal like behavior? Many times I see them urinating in public, they don't have any concern for the consequence of their actions!

BabyMomma

Yes I have, and their white buddies

santown419

This comes from a man that has come out the closet. I hope your wife or husband is proud.

lmalley77

YoMamma, did I miss a relevant point in the article where it said either of these boys were black???....Just wondering, because if not, that's some pretty deep racial profiling going on there!!....White people live on meigs street too ya know!!...And I agree with others, they need to lock this sick individual up before he graduates to bigger crime when he becomes an actual adult!!...

deertracker

I agree, white people live on that street also plus we need to wait for the facts before the judging starts. Right or wrong, boys play around with their sexuality and so do girls. I would like to know where YoMamma hangs out to watch people pee. Freaky! Go tailgating one Sunday and tell us where they pee and what color they are.

santown419

Wasn't it a white cop urinating in public.

sandtown born a...

A tragic rape happens to a little boy with autism and all you racist pigs can do is throw insults towards the opposite race. Very easy to point out the racists, just look at what stories you always comment on and with what words. You really think your combating racism by calling the opposite side out with your stupidity. Just shows everyone what your really about. Exploring there sexuality? Seriously he took advantage of someone who couldn't stop the sicko. My prayers are with this little boy I hope he heals quickly mentally and physically.

deertracker

You are assuming the kid is like "rainmam". Some autistic kids function very well and autistic or not the human body responds to certain things. Especially at a young age! I still say wait for the facts. Rape has different definitions when it comes to youths.

Mommabear713

Agree %100000

Mum-of-One

deertracker - Here is part of the definition of rape just for your information.

"No person shall engage in sexual conduct with another when any of the following applies:

(1)The other person is less than thirteen years of age, whether or not the offender knows the age of the other person.

(2) The other person's ability to resist or consent is substantially impaired because of a mental or physical condition or because of advanced age, and the offender knows or has reasonable cause to believe that the other person's ability to resist or consent is substantially impaired because of a mental or physical condition or because of advanced age."

deertracker

I know what rape means but neither of us know what went down in this case. Dragging a woman into an alley and raping her is not the same as curious kids playing around although technically it is still rape. I get that and agree but my point is we don't know the facts yet some on here are ready to crucify the kid!