November 18, 2011
LIMA — A Perry High School student arrested after a Spencerville woman reported she was sexually assaulted said Friday he made a bad decision.“I regret it,” the teen told Judge Glenn Derryberry of Allen County Juvenile Court.The teen and another teen arrested in the case each appeared at detention hearings Friday. Derryberry ordered that both teens remain in custody.The teens have not formally been charged and will not be advised of charges against them in court until a hearing is scheduled for them to enter pleas. A date has not been set but is expected in the next two weeks. The teens were arrested Thursday in connection with the sexual assault that took place early Sunday in Spencerville.Sgt. Robert Wiss of the Spencerville Police Department said a woman from Spencerville reported having two friends stop by the house and said she was sexually assaulted. The two boys were outside the home in a car with the woman and they were flirting back and forth, Wiss said.The conversation and incident turned sexual in nature and the woman asked the boys to stop, Wiss said. There was sexual intercourse with the woman and she told the Perry boy to stop and began crying, he said.“This defendant [the Perry student] told her, at this point, to take it,” Wiss said.One of the boys held down the woman's arms. The woman said she felt scared and violated, he said.“The co-defendants' story is pretty much the same as the victim's,” Wiss said.The woman was taken to the hospital the next day and examined for evidence of rape, he said.“DNA evidence was found and, at this point, shipped off to the crime lab,” Wiss said. The second teen had nothing to say in court but the Perry teen said he thought the woman “was playing hard to get” but he realized she was serious and wanted to stop when she began crying. He said that's when he knew she wanted to stop so he did. Wiss asked the judge to advise the other teen's family about having contact with the victim. He said the family has contacted her about the incident by text message.