Police Investigating Rape Of 13-Year-Old Girl

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—A  13-year-old girl becomes the victim of rape in East Baltimore. She was snatched off the street and dragged into an abandoned house.

Weijia Jiang has new information from police that could help catch the attacker.

Baltimore City police are looking for a rapist. Even they say the most troubling part is how young the victim is.

Police released a composite sketch of the man they believe is responsible. Police need your help finding a suspected rapist, who they say grabbed and dragged a 13-year-old girl inside a vacant house around 9 p.m. Monday, and then forced her to have sex.

Investigators say it happened when was walking alone in the 800-block of East Baltimore’s Caroline Street.

“I have a 13-year-old daughter and ooh, that would just flip my wig back for someone to do that to my daughter,” said Angela Harris, neighbor. “It’s too many people out here perverted, doing any and everything to young children.”

Detectives are scouring the area for surveillance video and witnesses.

Police say the suspect is between 45 and 50 years old, 5’3”, weighing 180 pounds. He has a mustache and was wearing a black skull cap with a grey sweatshirt.

Police say after she was raped, the victim was able to leave the scene and go to a nearby house to call 911 for help.

“This is particularly troubling because of the victim’s age,” said Detective Kevin Brown, Baltimore City Police. “That said we will, as in all cases, investigate it thoroughly.”

The police department recently overhauled the way sexual assault cases are handled after an investigation by WJZ’s media partner the Baltimore Sun revealed the city was No. 1 in the nation in unfounded rape reports.

“We at the BPD need to do things differently and to better ensure all victims who report sexual assault have their complaints fully investigated,” said Commissioner Fred Bealefeld, Baltimore City Police.

Back at the latest scene, neighbors want the suspect behind bars. Many are now scared to walk around.

“I’m looking because you never know who will come up out here. It’s dangerous out here. Point blank,” said Doris Thompson, neighbor.

Police say the 13-year-old victim was treated and released from the hospital. At this time police say it’s unclear what she was doing at the scene by herself.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

  • Hugh

    Cut it off!

  • Mike Jones

    Too many vacants in that rat hole of a city.

    • TheRiley

      you’re right, there is.

  • baltimore resident

    round up the usual list of suspects and hold them for questioning, then never find out who did it or if so cut a deal for probation cause he was from a broken home and lived in city poverty so couldn’t help himself for what he did, a product of his environment, plus she probably looked so damn hot walking down the street she wanted it will be his defense

  • TheRiley

    But still… that’s just disgusting. What’s wrong guy? Couldn’t find any women your age so you had to take the virginity of someone young enough to be your daughter? Disgusting….

  • True Baltimorean

    The use of the word “unfounded” here “the Baltimore Sun revealed the city was No. 1 in the nation in unfounded rape reports,” should be clarified, the reports weren’t necessarily unfounded as in false or baseless, but deemed not worthy of investigation by police. It’s a little confusing.

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  • seuss

    ITA…with TheRiley

  • Trina Rawles

    To the editors of this report please make sure you proof read before posting…Investigators say it happened when was walking alone in the 800-block of East Baltimore’s Caroline Street.

  • willy joe

    Bmoresafe, Nah, that’s the work of the spear chucking Mools.

  • sheriff

    This spoonie has the face of a Halloween mask. Wet his lips & stick him to a wall to keep an eye on him.

  • damn shame

    Judging off of that mug shot…i dont think this guy gets much action.Sad sad,pathetic men who can’t get any action have to go around & force themselves on children.He oughtta be ashamed of himself.

  • samwise

    what race was the victim?

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