John F. Kennedy High School student, 17, held in alleged sex assault against 14-year-old
Late last month, a seventeen-year-old student at John F. Kennedy High School was arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault against a fellow JFK attendee, age fourteen. During lunch. In the school's basement. Look below to see a Denver District Attorney's Office release on the incident, plus a 9News report and an interactive graphic showing the area near the campus; if you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."
Denver District Attorney's Office release:
A 17-year-old male is currently being held at the Gilliam Youth Center for investigation of 2nd degree kidnapping and sexual assault.
An allegation was made on February 25th that this juvenile forcibly led a 14-year-old girl to an area of John F. Kennedy High School and sexually assaulted her. Denver Public School officials and the Denver Police Department were involved immediately, and he was arrested later that day.
The case has been presented to the Denver DA's Office, and the juvenile has made an initial appearance in court where probable cause has been found to hold him on the tentative charges. He has not been formally charged yet. A decision on charges is not expected to be announced until Friday morning.
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