Reward offered in child rape case

Reward offered in child rape case

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The mother of a special needs student who reported being raped is now offering a reward to catch the attacker.  The mother says Dougherty County School Police told her they hit a brick wall in their investigation.

The student's family hopes a reward will lead to new information.

The mother of the 15 year old special needs child says she wants justice for her daughter.   The mother says her family decided to offer the reward, because their daughter urged them to.

 "Don't be ashamed," she said. "My daughter asked me to do this.  She said 'Momma I don't want nobody else to ever have to go through this.'  She wants justice."

The mother tells us her daughter changed dramatically in December 2014 while a student at Albany Middle School.  "She had slipped into a major depression from that point on.  And I didn't know what was causing it. We cried every day."

After pulling her daughter out of school, the mother says her daughter told how another student dragged her into a closet and raped her. 

She was taken to the Lily Pad and Dougherty County School Police started an investigation.  With school recessing for the summer in a couple of weeks, she worries the rapist will never be brought to justice.

"This doesn't need to happen anymore. So please if anyone has any information, we would just greatly appreciate it. The sooner the better."

The mother says her daughter is safe now,but she worries about the other students at Albany Middle, saying she knows a rapist is still at large.

Dougherty County School Police Chief Troy Conley said his department's investigation into the reported rape is ongoing, looking into all aspects of the report.

If you have any information about this student's attack, call CRIMESTOPPERS at 436-TIPS.

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