Boys plead guilty in rape case

Sunday Times Newspapers

MELVINDALE —Two juveniles charged in the rape of a 14-year-old Melvindale girl pleaded guilty to lesser charges Wednesday.

The 16-year-old boys, from Detroit, each pleaded guilty to one count of gross indecency between a male and female. The original two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, a 15-year felony, were dismissed.

Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Lynn Pierce remanded the boys to the Wayne County Juvenile Detention Facility and ordered them to serve time in a residential treatment program for sexual offender treatment. A clinical evaluation of each boy is scheduled to determine the specific facility and other treatment components, including length of sentence. They will remain in the facility until the evaluation.

The boys also were barred from having contact with the girl — a Melvindale High School freshman — and her family. One of the two boys attends Melvindale High and must change schools upon his release.

The charges stem from an Oct. 3 post-homecoming party at Comfort Inn and Suites, 17600 Dix. The girl told the court in October that she was under the influence of alcohol and did not remember being raped.

However, her friend, 17-year-old Walter Williams, testified that he walked in on her while she was having sex with the two juveniles and once while 17-year-old Melvindale High School student Trevon Hampton was standing near the bed with his pants down to his knees.

Hampton pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct Nov. 22 and was sentenced to two years of probation and 90 days in the Wayne County Jail.

Administrative review hearings for the two juveniles are scheduled for 9 a.m. March 5 and 6.