Tampa Police Investigating a Reported Rape

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Date and time of Incident: 1/11/11, 12:00p.m.
Date Incident Reported to Police: 1/13/11, 1:46 p.m.

LOCATION: Jefferson High School, 4401 Cypress Street Tampa, Florida

VICTIM: 17 year old B/F

SUSPECTS: limited description 2 black males

At 1:46p.m. on 1/13/11, the mother of a Jefferson High school student reported a sexual battery of her daughter to the School Resource Officer. The officer and a Sex Crimes Detective interviewed the victim. She told them that two black males grabbed her from behind and forced her into the auditorium where one of the suspects sexually battered her. Detectives are working to determine if there are any witnesses. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Tampa Police Department at 813 231-6130. School was not in session at the time of the incident. Due to exams, school is letting out at 11:55a.m.this week. The school is working very closely with detectives on this active investigation. It will be informing parents of the reported incident today.

Laura McElroy