A group of four preteens and teens have been charged with kidnapping and raping a girl in Delaware. Kabarshenay Ellis-Pinkney, 14, Louis Miller and Joseph James-Carter, both 13, and Ja'den Glover, 12 were arrested on Wednesday in New Castle County on first-degree charges of rape and kidnapping.
As per police reports, the four juveniles dragged a girl into a home in Bear - the southern community about 11 miles away from Wilmington, on December 11, after which they raped her.
Daily Mail reported that a police spokesperson revealed the victim's age to be under 18, but didn't mention the exact age due to privacy concerns.
After assaulting the girl, Miller and James-Carter reportedly went on to threaten her with a weapon and warned her not to tell anybody about whatever had happened, added the police. Since the news has come out, detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Family Services Squad have also launched an investigation and successfully identified the four suspects.
Police also said after executing search warrants that they have been able to find further evidence that linked the four suspects to the crime. This helped police obtain the arrest warrants for them.
Soon all four were arrested and charged with felony counts of first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping, first-degree conspiracy, and second-degree unlawful sexual contact, revealed the police. Miller has also been charged with one count of felony possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, one count of felony aggravated menacing, one count of misdemeanor terroristic threatening, one count of misdemeanor theft under $1,500, and one count of misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.
As for James-Carter, he has been charged with one count of felony possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony and one count of felony aggravated menacing.
While Miller is being held in lieu of $65,500 secured bail, the other four suspects are being held pending cash bail of $104,000. It hasn't been revealed whether the four culprits had lawyers who could speak on their behalf, but the police have also said that investigation of the crime against this one particular girl has led them to believe that there might be other victims of the gang.