Camden Co. student charged with sexual battery after teen reports assault in empty classroom

Posted at 10:15 AM, May 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-15 21:18:26-04

CAMDEN Co., N.C. - Deputies are investigating after a teen reported a sexual assault May 4.

A 15-year-old Camden County High School student said she was sexually assaulted by a 17-year-old fellow student in a vacant classroom during the school day.

The victim said she was forced to perform oral sex on the suspect.

After an investigation the Camden County Sheriff’s Office charged the 17-year-old with one count of sexual battery.

He was served with warrants on May 10 and was released on a $2,000 unsecured bond, deputies said.

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office said they will work with the District Attorney’s Office for possible further charges in the case.

Camden County Schools Superintendent Dr. Joe Ferrell released a statement Tuesday. Click here to read the letter.