A 13-year-old Manitowoc boy is facing a charge of First Degree Sexual Assault for an incident involving a nine-year-old girl.
Police says the alleged incident took place Thursday in a wooded area on the city’s far northwest side. The two, who knew each other, went to look at some deer. Once there, the girl told authorities that the boy grabbed her, covered her mouth, and removed her clothes from the waist down.
Police say the victim was crying and tried to yell for help. The boy allegedly held a pocketknife to her head and threatened to kill her if she told anyone.
The girl was taken to a hospital for medical treatment for cuts and scrapes, along with injuries to her genital area.
Police say the boy admitted his involvement. The case has been referred to the Manitowoc County District Attorney’s office.
Brian Norton, WOMT