UPDATE: Upper Providence Man Arrested for Alleged Child Rape
The man, who shared a bedroom with the 12-year-old boy, claims that the acts were consensual.
Raheem Smith-Little, of Upper Providence, has been charged with rape of a child and related offenses after allegedly assaulting a 12-year-old boy in a bedroom that the two shared, according to the Pottstown Mercury.
According to police, the child's mother attempted to enter his bedroom Jan. 13 around 2 a.m. to find that the door was locked, breaking a rule in the house that no doors are to be locked in the house.
Smith-Little, 20, allegedly opened the door and said that he didn't lock it; shortly thereafter, the boy went to his mother's room "shaking and crying," saying that he was assaulted, according to police.
The boy's mother transported him to Phoenixville hospital, where doctors indicated that there had been swelling and inflamation in the area that was allegedly assulted, police said.
When questioned by police, Smith-Little said that the 12-year-old initiated contact, and began crying when police told him about evidence found in the hospital examination.
Facing additional charges including corruption of minors, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and other related offenses, Smith-Little allegedly signed a statement admitting to some of the sex acts, but claiming that they were consensual.
Smith little was taken to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of $250,000 cash bail.
For more information, visit the Mercury article.
Upper Providence police have announced the arrest of a Collegeville man over the weekend for allegedly sexually assaulting a twelve-year-old.
Raheem Smith-Little was arrested early on January 13, 2013 for the alleged attack. He was charged with rape of a child, corruption of minors, stautory sexual assault, and a laundry list of other crimes.
The victim's identity is being withheld due to their age.
Smith-Little was arraigned and remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of $250,000 bail. He will face a preliminary hearing on January 23, 2013.
Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.