ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Three teenage boys have been arrested in connection with the alleged rape of a 14-year-old Grady High School student.
According to an Atlanta Police Department report, the female victim and a male friend decided to skip class and go to Piedmont Park shortly after 10 a.m. on May 8. The teen boy invited two of his friends to come along.
The girl told police the four of them were in a bathroom at the park when the three boys asked her to perform a sex act. The victim refused and that is when investigators said the boys forced her onto the floor and removed her pants.
The police report states the teen was able to free herself from the boys for a short time, but eventually one of the boys instructed the other two to leave and he raped her. The boys took the girl's bag and her cell phone
Police said the girl went back to school where she tried to find her belongings and that is when another student notified a teacher about what had happened.
"Atlanta Public Schools is aware of the alleged incident, which occurred in Piedmont Park, not on campus. The Atlanta Police Department has the jurisdiction and we are cooperating with them on their investigation," said APS Spokesperson Ian Smith in a statement to FOX 5 News.
Atlanta Police arrested all three boys involved. Two of them are charged with criminal attempt, false imprisonment, and aggravated sodomy. The third suspect is charged with rape, false imprisonment and aggravated sodomy.