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Youth facility wanted teen charged in parking lot attack removed from center

Report: Teen "causing all kinds of problems"
Posted at 6:51 PM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 18:51:51-05

ASHLAND COUNTY, Ohio — The 17-year-old charged in the Valentine's Day kidnapping, rape and robbery of a woman inside a downtown parking garage caused so many problems for a residential treatment center, that administrators wanted him removed from the facility.

Court records show the teen, whose name isn't being released because he's a juvenile, has at least nine juvenile court convictions. According to internal records, in June 2016 he was sent to Mohican Youth Academy in Ashland County. A year later, records show staff from the treatment center contacted the Ashland County Sheriff's Office for help.

According to a police report, the administrator complained the teen, "is causing all kinds of problems for them," and that workers contacted Cuyahoga County and asked the teen be removed from the facility. When that didn't happen, the worker told a detective, "that the only way Cuyahoga County will remove (the teen) is if new charges are filed against him."

A number of internal incident reports were sent to county investigators. They claimed the teen ransacked things inside a building, acted out sexually, and pushed, punched and bit staff.

In another case, workers claimed the then-15-year-old used a rock to scratch a worker's car.

When asked about his behavior, a worker wrote that the teen told him, "I'm just a minion being used by the devil and he's proud of me."

Court records show the teen was charged and found delinquent.

But, according to juvenile court, he continued getting in trouble and had an arrest warrant out for him at the time of last week's attack.

Prosecutors want the 17-year-old charged in adult court for the February 14 rape which police say took place as a 51-year-old woman walked to her car after work.

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