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Horry County Schools student reports sexual assault on bus, police investigating

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A sexual assault evidence kit contains forensic evidence gathered from a victim's body during an intrusive, hours-long examination. Testing kits can find DNA evidence used to identify rapists, boost prosecutions or exonerate the falsely accused.

A 13-year-old girl reported being sexually assaulted by another teen on an Horry County Schools bus earlier this month.

Horry County Schools Spokeswoman Lisa Bourcier said the district is aware of the alleged incident and both police and district administrators investigated.

Officers responded to the Horry County Education Center, an alternative school, on June 5 for an assault between two students. While investigating that incident, the victim said she was sexually assaulted on the school bus, according to a police report.

The report lists the suspect only as a 14-year-old boy.

Police interviewed other students who knew about the alleged incident, according to the report. The other students corroborated the victim’s claims.

Horry County police continue to investigate the incident.

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.
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