Tuesday, July 17, 2012
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COVINGTON -- The Newton County Sheriff's Office is looking into allegations made by a 14-year-old that she was sexually assaulted in a restroom at Newton High School while attending Musical Theatre Camp, sponsored by the Arts Association of Newton County.
NCSO Public Information Officer Deputy Courtney Morrison said the incident occurred Friday, sometime between 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
The victim told NCSO investigators that when she left the auditorium to go to the female restroom a man attacked her from behind wearing all black and gloves, Morrison said.
"There was no description given. She couldn't see the person behind her. Never saw skin color and no descriptive features," Morrison said. "The victim said he pulled her down to the floor and sexually assaulted her."
Morrison said the young girl said she was able to get away from her assailant when she "mule kicked" him by kicking backwards.
"She said she got up and ran out of the door and immediately went back and reported the incident to adults in the auditorium," Morrison said. "EMS was called to the scene and she was released without transport. She was later seen at a hospital."
Morrison said nothing of evidentiary value was located by investigators at the scene who took a report of the incident.
"Investigators are currently still looking into it," she said.