Family says Westland girl sexually assaulted by teenage neighbor - Fox 2 News Headlines

Family says Westland girl sexually assaulted by teenage neighbor

Posted: Updated:
WESTLAND, Mich. (WJBK) -

A horrible ordeal for a family trying to enjoy some pool time over the Labor Day weekend. They say their underage daughter was sexually assaulted by a teenage neighbor.

Click on the video player to watch Robin Murdoch's report.

"I want justice," said the girl's mother who asked not to be identified. "I want my daughter to have justice for what he did to her."

The mother tells Fox 2 her 9-year-old daughter came running home, screaming after the incident near the pool at the Hines Park apartments in Westland. The girl is rarely alone, but her mother let her go a short distance to meet a friend.

That's when she says a 16-year-old resident pulled her into a bathroom and sexually assaulted her. She tried to fight him off. She bit him, but the suspect bit her back. Bite marks are visible on the girl's body.

Several other families who live in the complex say their children have also had run-ins with the teenage boy. They're now circulating a petition to get his family kicked out. We stopped by the teen's house to try and speak to his family but no one was home.

We also reached out to Westland Police but so far, we have not heard back. Stay with FOX 2 for updates.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Parents of child held in basement appearing in court

    Parents of child held in basement appearing in court

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:30:40 GMT
    DETROIT -- The father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy who was found in his basement after an 11-day disappearance are due back in court.
    DETROIT -- The father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy who was found in his basement after an 11-day disappearance are due back in court.
  • Porch shooter Renisha McBride back in court for 3rd day of trial

    Porch shooter Renisha McBride back in court for 3rd day of trial

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:29:42 GMT
    The trial of a Detroit-area man who killed a young unarmed woman on his porch is entering its first full week of testimony.
    The trial of a Detroit-area man who killed a young unarmed woman on his porch is entering its first full week of testimony.
  • Power outage numbers across southeast Michigan

    Power outage numbers across southeast Michigan

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:01:04 GMT
    As of 6 a.m., approximately 165,000 DTE Energy customers are out of electric service due to the high winds and lightning that hit southeast Michigan Sunday afternoon. DTE has restored power to 21,000 customers that were affected by the storm, which included wind gusts of up to 70 m.p.h. in the DTE service area.
    As of 6 a.m., approximately 165,000 DTE Energy customers are out of electric service due to the high winds and lightning that hit southeast Michigan Sunday afternoon. DTE has restored power to 21,000 customers that were affected by the storm, which included wind gusts of up to 70 m.p.h. in the DTE service area.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices