Teen arrested after report of sexual assault at high school

LAWRENCE, Ind. (WISH) – Lawrence Police detectives say they have made an arrest in a sexual assault investigation at a local high school.

According to a release from the police department, at around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, detectives were called to Lawrence Central High School where a 17-year-old student reported to staff that she had just been the victim of a sexual assault by a fellow student she knows, age 16.

Police say the incident is said to have happened while both students were at school.

Detectives say they had enough information to arrest the suspect on a preliminary charge of rape, a Class B felony. He was taken to the Marion County Juvenile Center.

The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will determine charges.

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