Two juveniles accused of raping a girl have been charged as adults, Columbus police said.
Police arrested the two boys, both between 13 and 16 years old, on Wednesday. One was arrested at his home, the other at his school, said Lt. Bruce Whitehead.
The lieutenant declined to release specifics about the case, though he said officers first learned about the allegations on Nov. 15. The defendants were visiting the girl’s home and allegedly raped her there, Whitehead said.
“All of them are students here in town,” he added.
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Whitehead declined to say what schools they attend or the girl’s age.
The boys are being held at a youth detention center pending a hearing in Columbus Recorder’s Court, Whitehead said.
Under what law enforcement refers to as Senate Bill 440, juveniles can be charged as adults for certain crimes, including rape. Instead of having those cases resolved in Juvenile Court, they would go through Superior Court.