Four juvenile males between the ages of 14 and 12 have been charged with kidnapping and raping a girl.
Kabarshenay Ellis-Pinkney, 14, Louis Miller and Joseph James-Carter, both 13, and Ja’den Glover, 12 were arrested on Wednesday in New Castle County, Delaware on first-degree rape and kidnapping charges.
Police say that the four dragged a girl into a home in Bear, a suburban community about 11 miles southwest of Wilmington, on December 11 and forcibly raped her.
A police spokesman told DailyMail.com that the victim was under the age of 18, but could not reveal her specific age due to privacy concerns.
After the assault, Miller and James-Carter went on to threaten the victim with a weapon and warn her not to tell anyone what had happened, according to police.
Louis Miller, 13, (left) and Joseph James-Carter, 13, (right) were charged with threatening the victim with a weapon in addition to rape and kidnapping
Kabarshenay Ellis-Pinkney, 14, (left) and Ja’den Glover, 12, (right) were also arrested and charged with participating in the rape in New Castle County, Delaware
Detectives from the New Castle County Division of Police Family Services Squad launched an investigation and identified the four suspects.
After executing search warrants, police said they found further evidence tying the four suspects to the crime, and arrest warrants were obtained.
All four were arrested without incident and charged with felony counts of first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping, first-degree conspiracy, and second-degree unlawful sexual contact, according to police.
Miller is also charged with one count of felony possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony, one count of felony aggravated menacing, one count of misdemeanor terroristic threatening, one count of misdemeanor theft under $1,500, and one count of misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.
Police say that the four juveniles dragged the girl into a home in this neighborhood in Bear, Delaware and forcibly raped her
James-Carter is also charged with one count of felony possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony and one count of felony aggravated menacing.
Miller is being held in lieu of $65,500 secured bail. The other three suspects are being held pending cash bail of $104,000.
It was unclear whether the four had lawyers who could speak on their behalf.
Police say that the investigation led them to be concerned that there may be other victims.
Anyone with information pertaining to the case is urged to contact New Castle County Police at 302-395-2745.