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Police Press Investigation Of Rape Case

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15
Month
December
Year
1971
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Deputy Police Chief Harold E. Olson said today detectives in his department are continuing the irivestigation of a report from a 14-year-old junior high school girl that she was raped in a school rest room on Monday. Olson said he has ordered his officers to complete the investigation q u i c k 1 y and make a direct report to him and to the office of Prosecutor William F. Delhey. The girl, a ninth grader at Slauson Junior High School, 1019 W. Washington St., told officers a 14-year-old boy, also a student, attacked her in a girls' rest room on the school's first floor Monday morning. Fred H o 1 1 i d a y , deputy superintendent of schools, said there was a five-hour delay in the initial report of the rape because the girl involved f ailed to teil teachers about it. Holliday said a teacher escorted the girl from the rest room after two other girls toM her there was a "problem" in the lavatory. But the I teacher was never told of the nature of the trouble and did ! not see the rape suspect, Hollidav said. Collier Owens, principal at Slauson, first learned of the incident when the girl's father c a 1 1 e d h i m , the deputy superintendent s a i d . Superintendent R. Bruce McPherson met with the girl's parents yesterday and encouraged them to seek action through Juvenile C o u r t against the boy involved. School disciplinary action against the boy is pending. Meanwhile McPherson has ordered all secondary school princip√°is in Ann Arbor to increase surveillance around and in all school rest rooms and to lock and discontinue the use of lavatories which are in isolated areas of buildings.