Girl, 12, allegedly raped at El Cerrito school
This sounds really sketchy. Why were both these kids out of class? What reasons did they have to be out of class? What is the history of the boy in regards to women? I'm not justifying this - it just sounds REALLY random for there not to be a more elaborate back story.El Cerrito police will focus their investigation on the alleged sexual assault, while West Contra Costa Unified School District officials look into how such a crime could have occurred on the Portola Middle School campus during the school day, officials said.
The boy allegedly raped the girl about 2:40 p.m. Thursday in a stairwell at the school at 1021 Navellier St., police Cmdr. Michael Regan said.
The stairwell was empty because class was in session, he said. The two students, who apparently know each other, had passes or reasons not to be in class, he said. He declined to discuss other details of the alleged assault.
Another student who entered the stairwell and witnessed the incident reported it to a school resources officer, Regan said.
Police arrested the suspect at his home in Richmond about 8 p.m. Thursday. He was booked into juvenile hall in Martinez and charged Monday with rape and false imprisonment.