Maryland police arrested four boys on Friday, accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old female after she exited an MTA bus in Baltimore.
PIX 11 reports that on February 6, as the victim exited the bus and walked down 300 block of North Fulton Avenue at around 10 p.m., the four suspects held her at gunpoint and forced her into a yard, where three of them sexually assaulted her, according to police. A fourth boy, a 12-year-old, was allegedly present when the assault took place and now faces a slew of charges.
Neighbors who heard the assault reportedly interrupted the boys, but the suspects fled before anyone could stop them. Baltimore City School Police officers contacted detectives with the Sex Offense Unit to assist in the investigation. Surveillance cameras on the bus captured two of the boys’ faces, which aired on a local television news reports, according to WesternMass News.
School police officers recognized the boys, leading to their arrests. Police arrested Ramos at a residence off of the 800 block of N. Monroe Street. Campbell was arrested off of the 2500 block of Harlem Avenue and Worrell was arrested off of the 1800 block of Riggs Avenue.
Authorities identified the other two suspects shortly after and arrested them as well.
Wilmer Ramos (pictured left) Phillip Worrell (pictured middle), and Nile Campbell (pictured right), all 14, were charged with first and second- degree rape. The 12-year-old, not pictured because of his age, was charged with first-degree rape, third and fourth-degree sex offenses, conspiracy robbery, perverted practice, conspiracy kidnapping, and handgun on a person. The older boys are being charged as adults.
Earlier this year, a similar incident occurred in Delaware when four boys allegedly dragged a little girl into a home in Bear and took turns sexually assaulting her.
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[Feature Photo: (L to R) Wilmer Ramos, Philip Worrell, and Nile Campbell/Baltimore PD]