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.

Original Story:

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. 

CC January 18, 2013 at 01:20 AM
bbgirl143 - Are you kidding me?
SCANDAL January 18, 2013 at 10:09 AM
Yes that is the ammo of a molester sweet, kind, manipulator , My issue is he blames the 12 yr old . "he touched me first" really the answer to that should be A NO what do you think you are doing this completely wrong . Then go to the parent and inform her. Not go along with the child. Which I believe is out and out lie to begin with. Then his concern is he will get kicked of college and cant be a police officer. How about being concerned for the young boys life that you ruined,
Rxtxs323 January 22, 2013 at 03:30 PM
Disgusting. Absolutely disgusting. John hegedus hit it right on the nose. I to hope that
henry eroh March 22, 2013 at 08:45 PM
what are you some kind of a nut- right is right and wrong is wrong and this is wrong- the sob knew what he was doing was wrong and still did it- I say cut his bal-s off and let him bleed out slowly
Alyson D'Alessandro April 01, 2013 at 09:03 PM
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