West York Police: Teen boys raped 14-year-old girl after leaving York Fair
The 2017 York Fair. (Photo: Teresa Boeckel, York Daily Record)
All three are being charged as adults.
(West York) — Three 16-year-old boys from Manchester Township have been charged with raping a 14-year-old girl at gunpoint after leaving the York Fair, according to court papers.
Kelvin J. Mercedes of the 2500 block of North George Street, Andrew R. Miller of the 600 block of Norman Road, and Daishon M. Richardson of the 1000 block of Hearthridge Lane have been charged with rape — forcible compulsion, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful restraint and terroristic threats.
All three are being charged as adults, West York Police Chief Matt Millsaps said.
All of the suspects were in custody on Tuesday, Millsaps said. Two of the teens were picked up without incident. One turned himself in.
The victim told police she went to the York Fair to meet up with friends, according to an affidavit of probable cause. While they were walking around, the three suspects followed behind them.
She said the boys told her they wanted to show her something and to follow them. They left the fairgrounds and eventually walked to a parking lot across from a football field in West York. Mercedes allegedly put a gun to her head, told her to get on her knees and to perform a sex act, the affidavit states.
She performed oral sex on all three suspects, the affidavit states.
They then walked to an unknown yard that had a “well,” the victim told investigators. The suspects took turns holding her down and sexually assaulted her, the affidavit states.
The victim told police the assault was photographed or videotaped, according to the affidavit.
She told investigators that she did what they told her to do because she was afraid she would be killed, the affidavit states.
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