News Release: Student charged with sexual assault at Reservoir High School

Howard County police have charged a 16-year-old male student with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old female student at Reservoir High School in Fulton.

The victim reported that she agreed to meet the suspect in a bathroom during school hours on Nov. 11, but did not consent to sexual activity. She reported that he forcibly sexually assaulted her, despite her protests.

The girl reported the incident to a school counselor. Police were notified and initiated an investigation.

The suspect has been charged with second-degree rape, second-degree assault and fourth-degree sex offense. His identity will not be released at this time. He was taken into custody at his home this morning and is not expected to return to the school for the duration of the investigation, in accordance with Howard County Public School System policy.

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