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Md. teen accused of raping 15-year-old girl in high school hallway

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Jocori Marece Scarborough, 17, of Delmar, Md. was arrested and charged with raping a 15-year-old girl in the hallway of Parkside High School in Salisbury, Md. at 8 a.m. on May 5, just as the other 1,150 students enrolled there were settling into class. Scarborough is being charged as an adult in the sexual assault, and is facing eight charges, including first-and second-degree rape, first- and second-degree assault and kidnapping.

Delmarva Now reported that Sgt. David Owens of the Wicomico Bureau of Investigation (WBI) said today that surveillance video taken from inside the school shows Scarborough grabbing and then dragging the young girl down the school hallway. The actual rape was not captured on video. A WBI news release stated that “The suspect was able to control the victim and ultimately force sexual intercourse.” Owens also said that a rape kit was completed for the victim at a local medical center. Results of the lab tests are expected to take about 30 days.

WBOC reported police as saying that Scarborough pulled up the victim’s skirt, pulled down her underwear, and raped her in a secluded portion of the hallway not covered by video surveillance. Scarborough was released from jail after posting a $100,000 bond. He’ll be back in court on May 15 for his preliminary hearing. If found guilty solely on the one charge of first-degree rape, the Md. teen could receive the maximum penalty of life behind bars.

A peace order case was filed against Scarborough on behalf of the victim Wednesday. The temporary court order states that Judge Paula Ann Price found there were reasonable grounds to believe Scarborough raped and assaulted the girl, caused her serious bodily harm and placed her in fear of future harm.

The judge also found that the suspect “is likely to commit a prohibited act against the petitioner in the future.” The peace order is designed to protect the victim from any threats or harm coming from Scarborough. The peace order also states that Scarborough may not contact the victim or enter her home. Scarborough is also ordered to stay away from the girl’s school.

According to USA Today, charging documents state that the 15-year-old girl told Scarborough "no" multiple times before she was raped. After she was raped, the brave young lady reported her assault to administrators at Parkside High.

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