Teen charged with sexual battery

A 17 year old senior at Coral Shores High School was arrested today, charged with sexually battering a 15 year old girl.

The victim reported the incident May 17th, after consulting with her doctor. According to the victim, the incident took place about two weeks ago. She said they went for a ride in the suspect’s vehicle. She said they stopped on a dark, dead end street, While in the vehicle, she said he put his hands down her pants and penetrated her against her will. She said she repeatedly told him not to, but he did it anyway.

In interviews with the suspect, he also said she told him “no” a number of times during the course of the assault.

The case was assigned to Major Crimes Detective Bernardo Barrios. He obtained a warrant for the arrest of the 17 year old suspect, who was picked up today and charged with sexual battery.