Police Seek Suspect Who Raped 15-Year-Old Girl

CHESTERTON, Ind. (STMW) — Police are looking for a suspect after a 15-year-old girl was raped earlier this week in a wooded area near her northwest Indiana home.

The girl had just stepped outside her back door about 11:30 p.m. Monday when a male wearing all dark clothing and armed with a handgun abducted her, according to a Chesterton police report.

The suspect took her to a wooded area near her home, where she was sexually assaulted there, the report said. The girl was taken to a hospital for examination.

Police searched the area around the Rosehill Estates Subdivision — just west of Route 49 and north of the Indiana Toll Road — with dogs, but did not find the suspect.

Anyone with information should call Chesterton police at (219) 926-1136.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Allen Bayers

    “Anyone with information should call….” What is the suspect’s description? Are we looking for a 40 year old Asian? Maybe a 20 year old white guy? Maybe a30 something Mexican? Possibly a 16 year old European with a thick accent? What a pathetic attempt to request help from the public!!!!!!

    • rc

      Totally agree. A disgrace. PC is dangerous if it hampers apprehension.

    • Bill Sola

      @Allen, 40 year old asian? 30 something mexican? Are you goofy? We are looking for a black man, 15-30, 150-200lbs, around 6foot tall. I think CBS knows exactly what the description is, and are holding it back.

  • female 'victim'

    Spoken like a true man. Did it not occur to you that perhaps the young girl was too traumatized to give much of a description?

  • Eli Chitz!

    you never know, this guy could be a friend, your neighbor, your co-worker, teacher, or congressman!

  • Parental Controls

    Where were the parents or guardian at 1130 pm for this 15 yr old minor child? Did they not enforce the curfew? What was she doing outside her back door? Come on people… Crime of opportunity. She isn’t telling the whole truth.

  • Just Saying

    I was thinking the same thing what is a 15yr old doing going out the BACK door @ 11:30 pm. Was mommy & daddy sleeping mayb? The thing that really is’nt making sense to me is why was the “armed gunman” doing just sitting behind her house? Was he just walkin through having a smoke, I think not. Now what i believe happened is she was sneaking out after bedtime to meet someone and got more than she bargained for. She didnt give a description because its someone she knows mabe a secret boyfriend hmmmmmm jsut a thought

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