Saturday, October 31, 2015

16-year-old charged with attempted rapes near Forsyth Park

Posted By on Sat, Oct 31, 2015 at 2:18 PM

Friday night, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police arrested and charged a 16-year-old male "who admitted to two attempted sexual assaults in the Forsyth Park area one day prior," police say.

Just after 9 p.m. Metro officers arrested the suspect near 37th and Reynolds streets, "wearing the same clothing descried during the Thursday night incidents. A pellet gun resembling a real handgun also was in his possession," police say.

The teen was transported to the Reginal Youth Detention Center (RYDC) and charged with two counts of attempted rape, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of possession of a firearm during commission of a crime.

On Thursday night, "the first sexual assault attempt was reported just after 8 p.m. on the east edge of Forsyth Park. The second attempt was reported nearby, on the 200 block of East Taylor Street at about 9:24 p.m.," police say.

"In both cases, females in their 20s were reportedly approached by a black male with a gun wearing a striped sweater. Both victims escaped." 

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