LANSING, Ill. — Police have arrested two men, accusing them of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl who was at the home attending a slumber party at one of the suspect’s home.
The girl was attending a birthday party sleep-over for a 12-year-old classmate when she was instructed to go to the basement to retrieve some blankets. It was down there that police accuse Steven Johnson, 19, and Daniel Rucker, 20, of sexually assaulting her.
Both men have been charged with predatory criminal sexual assault. Investigators say one of the men is cooperating and has provided a written statement.
“As a parent, you would never think something like this would take place at a 12-year-old’s birthday party,” said Lansing Police Detective Sgt. Scott Bailey in a news release. “What happened to this young girl is horrific.”
Other adults were in the home at the time, and police were seeking their cooperation in the investigation.Tags: Crime, Illinois, Juvenile, Sexual Assault