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17-year-old arrested for rape of ‘unresponsive’ girl in Pinon Hills

PHELAN, Calif. ( — A 17-year-old male was arrested after he allegedly raped a girl leaving her unresponsive on a driveway of a Pinon Hills home, officials said.

On Sunday, February 25, 2018, at 2:00 am, deputies from the Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station received a report of a rape that had occurred during a ‘birthday party’ at a residence..

According to a sheriff’s news release, the victim is a 17-year-old female who was also at the party smoking marijuana and drinking with other individuals including the suspect, who she knew.

“Sometime between 12:30 am and 1:46 am, the victim went outside and the suspect followed her. The suspect then forcibly raped the victim, leaving her unresponsive outside on the driveway,” stated sheriff’s officials.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. No additional information on her condition was made available.

The suspect left the residence before deputies arrived.

On Monday, February 26, 2018, after a thorough investigation by Detective Jason Grantham, the 17-year-old suspect was arrested at school and booked at the High Desert Detention Center for Rape. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Detective Jason Grantham at Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station, (760) 552-6800. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can report information to WeTip by calling 1-800-78-CRIME, or by accessing the website at

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