Melvindale Students Facing Sexual Assault Charges
Two Melvindale High school students are being held in the alleged sexual assault of a freshman girl after Homecoming Saturday.
The two boys, 17 and 16 years of age, were taken in over the weekend after the assault allegedly took place at the Comfort Inn on Dix-Toledo Road. Police say there were parties in some of the rooms of the hotel.
Two other men, not students at the high school, are also being sought in connection to the assault. Authorities are also looking at charges against adults who may have supplied alcohol to the kids and booked the rooms.
The older student is being charged as an adult, while the other is being held at a juvenile facility.
WWJ’s Ron Dewey spoke with students on their way to school; the students say they heard no talk Monday about what happened over the weekend, and they did not learn about the assault until only recently. “Like…it’s a good way to ruin your life.” One high school student commented. They say they can’t believe someone from their school would be involved, which they say is giving their school bad publicity.
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