County Police Charge Four Juveniles With Kidnapping And Rape

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On December 11, 2018, officers from New Castle County Division of Police were dispatched to the unit block of Auckland Drive, in the community of Wellington Woods for a reported rape, according to police.

The officers learned that a juvenile victim had been forced into a residence by several males. Officials said once inside the residence, the victim was forcibly raped by 4 juvenile males.

Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Family Services Squad assumed the case and through their investigation, the 4 males were identified. Investigators executed various search warrants during the course of the investigation and located additional evidence linking the suspects to the crimes. On Wednesday, January 16 detectives obtained arrest warrants for the four juveniles. The investigation further revealed that two of the juveniles also menaced the victim with a weapon after the incident and warned her not to tell anyone, according to police. All were arrested without incident.

Juvenile 1 (13-Years-Old) was charged with one count of felony Rape in the First Degree, one count of Kidnapping in the First Degree, one count of felony Possession of a Deadly Weapon during the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Aggravated Menacing, one count of felony Conspiracy in the First Degree, two counts of felony Unlawful Sexual Contact in the second degree, one count of misdemeanor Terroristic Threatening, one count of misdemeanor Theft under $1500, and one count of misdemeanor Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and held in lieu of $65,500 secured bail.

Juvenile 2 (14-Years-Old) was charged with one count of felony Rape in the First Degree, one count of Kidnapping in the First Degree, one count of felony Conspiracy in the First Degree, and two counts of felony Unlawful Sexual Contact in the second degree. He was arraigned by Family Court and held in lieu of $104,000 Cash Bail.

Juvenile 3 (12-Years-Old) was charged with one count of felony Rape in the First Degree, one count of Kidnapping in the First Degree, one count of felony Conspiracy in the First Degree, and three counts of felony Unlawful Sexual Contact in the second degree. He was also arraigned by Family Court and held in lieu of $104,000 Cash Bail.

Juvenile 4 (13-Years-Old) was charged with one count of felony Rape in the First Degree, one count of Kidnapping in the First Degree, one count of felony Possession of a Deadly Weapon during the Commission of a Felony, one count of felony Aggravated Menacing, one count of felony Conspiracy in the First Degree, three counts of felony Unlawful Sexual Contact in the second degree. He was arraigned by Family Court and held in lieu of $104,000 Cash Bail.

Officials said based on the investigation, detectives are concerned that there may be more victims and are asking anyone with any information pertaining to this investigation to contact Det. Holubinka at (302) 395-2745 or via email at Adam.Holubinka@newcastlede.gov.

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