By KIM HAGAN
A 15 year old Orem male was arrested late Monday night for the rape and kidnapping of a 15 year old Orem female.
The rape allegedly took place Monday afternoon at the residence of the arrested 15 year old, Lt. Doug Edwards of the Orem Police Department reported in a news release. The victim had reportedly been near Provo High School when she and a male friend were approached by an adult male in a blue van, Edwards said.
The driver of the van invited them to go cruising. The victim reported that she felt uncomfortable taking the invitation. However, she did accept because her friend wanted to go, Edwards said.
The three were in the van for 45 minutes before they stopped at the Orem home of the arrested 15 year old, Edwards said.
There were multiple males present in the home, and the victim as the only female present, Edwards said.
Alcohol and marijuana were reportedly in use, Edwards said.
When the victim decided to leave the residence, she was told she could not leave until she had sex with the arrested 15 year old, Edwards said.
The victim was then taken to a back bedroom and forced to have sex, Edwards said.
The victim was then allowed to leave the residence. A report was filed with the Orem Police that day, and Police were able to detain and arrest the 15 year old male at his residence. He was then interviewed by a detective and taken to Youth Detention on charges of Rape and Kidnapping, Edwards said.
Police are seeking the 19-year-old adult suspect who invited the victim into his blue van and refused to let her leave the arrested 15-year-old’s house.
The 19-year-old is wanted for crimes committed in connection with this case, Edwards said.