Monday, June 28, 2010

Rape claim at Loysville Youth Detention Center was lie, police say

A juvenile being held at the Loysville Youth Detention Center lied when he claimed another juvenile raped him, state police say. The 17-year-old male was taken May 17 to Carlisle Regional Medical Center after reporting the alleged rape to staff at the facility in Tyrone Township, Perry County, triggering a state police investigation into the allegations.

The detention center also did an internal investigation. Police said during the course of that investigation officials learned the allegations were false. The 17-year-old, whose name has not been released, also admitted lying during follow-up interviews with police, police said. Police said the 17-year-old is charged with false swearing to law enforcement. He will be prosecuted in juvenile court.