Police investigate student rape reported at Colerain High football game

Rape allegations at Colerain HS

COLERAIN TWP., OH (FOX19) - Police are investigating a rape reported by a female student during a football game at Colerain High School.

The student’s mother reported it Oct. 4 to the the school resource officer, according to an incident report released Thursday. The offense is alleged to have occurred between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. the night before.

The report lists a 16-year-old male as a suspect. No one has been charged.

“We have an allegation that is being investigated,” said Lt. Mike Owens. “Due to the nature of the allegations and the age of the individuals involved, we are not making a statement at this point.”

Police said they are waiting on lab results and working with school officials.

FOX19 NOW received a statement from the alleged victim’s mother.

“We would like any person, anywhere, who has been victimized to feel empowered to come forward. It is not their fault and it is absolutely not okay. That is our only statement. Thank you.”

Detail officers already are at games, and that will continue.

“I do believe that kids are still safe to go to the games here in Colerain," Lt. Owens said.

In a statement, Northwest Local School District officials said they are "fully cooperating with the police regarding their investigation into this situation at a freshman football game between two students.

"Out of respect for the families involved, we will not have any further comment regarding this situation as the investigation is in the hands of the police.

“Please be respectful to the families involved, as this situation is placing a lot of stress on them. They have requested that additional media attention is avoided for the sake of the children.”

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