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Juveniles accused of Columbian Park robberies

Lafayette police have arrested four juveniles for a string of crimes last week in Columbian Park.

Posted: Jul 21, 2020 12:36 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette police have arrested four juveniles for a string of crimes last week in Columbian Park.
The victims were also teenagers. According to police Monday, July 13, two boys ages 14 and 17 reported being beaten and robbed in separate incidents about an hour apart.

Surveillance video helped identify four suspects - a 12-year-old, a 14-year-old, and two 15-year-olds.

Police said the next night the suspects returned to the park, where one of the 15-year-olds sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl.

On Friday, officers on patrol saw three of the suspects in the park again and arrested them. The fourth was arrested at home.
All four are facing two counts of robbery. The teen suspected of assaulting the girl is also facing a sexual battery charge.

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