March 26, 2012: Update on Hope Middle School Case

Pitt County Sheriff Office Press Release

PITT COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF

NEIL ELKS, SHERIFF

 
 

 

 
 

For Immediate Release:

March 26, 2012

 

Update: Assault at Hope Middle School

 

On Monday, March 19, the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a sexual assault at Hope Middle School located at 2995 Mills Road, Greenville.

 

At 2:30, a teacher reported that a 12 year old female had been assaulted in the girls’ restroom around that same time.  A team of detectives with the PCSO were on the scene within minutes.  Evidence was collected, as well as surveillance video.

 

The victim was transported to the Tedi Bear Children’s Advocacy Center.

 

After a thorough investigation, and with the cooperation of school officials, it has been determined that the incident did not occur.

 

The juvenile is remorseful that her actions caused such panic with school officials and the community, and created questions about the safety of our schools.  However, she does understand the consequences of such allegations. 

 

Due to the extreme nature of the accusations, detectives are conferring with juvenile services to determine the appropriate actions that will be taken against the juvenile for filing this false report.

 

 

For Further Information, contact:

Christy Wallace

Public Information Director

252-902-6517


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