Piedmont Teenager Charged With Rape To Be Tried As Juvenile

Friday, June 25th 2021, 1:52 pm
By: News 9


A Canadian County judge ruled Friday that a Piedmont teenager charged with one count of first-degree rape will be tried as a juvenile.

The decision was made by Judge Charles Gass.

Piedmont police was notified of an alleged sexual assault March 21. The juvenile was formally charged in April.

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At the conclusion of Friday’s hearing, Gass also said that “probable cause existed to show that the crime of rape in the first-degree occurred” in this case.

The juvenile will return to court July 22.