Thursday, April 24, 2003

Teen indicted in attack on Y literacy tutor

17-year-old will be tried as an adult

By Janice Morse
The Cincinnati Enquirer

HAMILTON - A Butler County grand jury has indicted a 17-year-old Hamilton County boy, who is being tried as an adult on charges he attacked his literacy tutor.

In an indictment made public Wednesday, Terrell Wilkins faces charges of rape and felonious assault. He is accused of beating and raping his 57-year-old literacy tutor at the Hamilton YWCA on March 7.

Wilkins, whose parents list an Over-the-Rhine address, had repeated contacts with Hamilton County Juvenile Court, officials said. A nonprofit organization called Hamilton Choices had placed him in the Discovery for Youth organization in the city of Hamilton, where he was living at the time of the attack.

Wilkins faces 10 years in prison on the rape charge and two to eight years on felonious assault.

Also Wednesday, Robert L. Perdue Jr., 40, of West Chester Township, was indicted in connection with the Feb. 25 home invasion of an Allstatter Avenue residence in Fairfield Township.

He is charged with aggravated burglary, a weapons violation, aggravated robbery and abduction.


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