Dec 23, 2009 8:21 PM by Sarah Rosario

Two Children in Eunice Claim Rape

Eunice police are on the hunt for two black males alleged as rapist. Two young girls ages 11 and 12 reported being raped by the men Monday night around 7pm. The girls were walking down East Magnolia avenue whey they say the men jumped out of the car and forced them to get in. The girls said the men drove them to East Elementary School where the victims say the rape happened.

Officials said it started out as a missing persons report. The girls mothers got worried when their daughters didn't come home. "We searched and searched for the children approximately two hours. An hour and a half later, they showed back up," said Eunice detective Ronnie Whaley

Officials said the two children are friends who live across the street from each other. When they finally showed up, they told their parents they were raped; forced into a dark colored four door car with tinted windows. The school is located in the middle of a neighborhood. Those who live in that area said they are shocked this has happened. "It's very scary because I have grand children. My children are grown but I have grand children five, six and seven years old and that is very scary," said Eunice resident Sandra Wilkins. Ike Rimes lived directly in front of the school and he said he's never seen something like that happen since he moved there 20 years ago.

While the majority of people are shocked others like George Fisher said this could have been avoided. "It's very serious and its going to happen again if no body is patrolling this area. Where are the police officers at when this stuff is happening? Why is no body patrolling in this area?" The police response to that is "Of course police presence will deter crime, but we can't be every where at one time. We're asking for the publics help. If they did see anything please contact the police department," said Eunice Detective Sgt Robert Brickley

The two girls were taken to Lake Charles Wednesday afternoon to be interviewed by youth and family officials. As of right now, the case is still under investigation.

Sarah Rosario



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