LANCASTER – As we reported previously (see story below), deputies were searching a Lancaster neighborhood Wednesday, after a 14-year-old reported that a man had broken into her home and attempted to rape her.
Deputies have concluded their investigation and determined that the incident did not occur, and no one actually entered the teen’s home, Lancaster Station Watch Commander Lt. Carter said Wednesday night.
“The call went out that a male had broken into the house and maybe assaulted the 14-year-old, so deputies began searching the area and detained several people. But after we concluded the investigation, we determined that actually no one had entered the house as initially alleged,” Carter explained.
Carter said there was a broken window at the teen’s home, but it looks like a rock was thrown at the window.
Asked whether the teen would face charges for filing a false report, Carter said: “Detectives will be looking into it. I don’t know if it was a miscommunication on the 14-year-old’s part or if she was just making stuff up, I’m not sure.”
LANCASTER – Deputies Wednesday afternoon were combing a Lancaster neighborhood in search of a suspect who allegedly attacked a 14-year-old girl inside her home.
The incident happened shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 44200 Block of Raysack Avenue, according to Lancaster Community Relations deputy Michael Rust.
The teen was home alone when the assailant, described only as a Black male in a gray sweatshirt, gained entry through an unlocked rear sliding window, Rust said.
“Nothing [was] taken from the home. He just went in there, grabbed her, sexually assaulted her, attempted to rape her,” Rust said. “She was able to fight him off.”
When the suspect left the home, the victim called 9-1-1 to report the incident. The man was last seen running towards Avenue K, Rust said.
Officials contained the area, and several deputies could be seen patrolling the neighborhood. They were unable to locate the suspect as of 4 p.m.
“At this time he is on loose,” Rust said late Wednesday afternoon. “We want to tell everybody to please lock their doors and windows and be on the lookout for this guy.”
Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at 661-948-8466. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).