Two girls — ages 14 and 16 — allegedly lured a 17-year-old boy to their home, handcuffed him, threatened him with a knife and sexually assaulted him for hours in Northwest Indiana, police said Monday.
The attack began Saturday evening and the victim was not able to leave the alleged attackers’ home in the 350 block of Roseland Terrace in Valparaiso until Sunday morning, said Sgt. Michael Grennes, spokesman for the Valparaiso Police Department.
The boy reported the incident to police when he got home.
Grennes said police did not know why the girls allegedly assault the teen.
Grennes would not release the nature of the relationship between the suspects, who live at the same address, and the victim, who also is from Valparaiso.
The girls were being held at the Porter County Juvenile Detention Center on Monday. Deputy Prosecutor Tim Hariminac was trying to determine whether to charge the teens as adults.
The 16-year-old is charged with criminal deviate conduct, sexual battery and criminal confinement. The younger girl is charged with criminal confinement, battery with a deadly weapon and intimidation. If they were convicted as adults, the older teen could face 20 to 50 years for the criminal deviate conduct charge alone.
Erin Guerran, Post-Tribune