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Ohio Police Investigating Potential Child Rape Case

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A Cleveland, Ohio, woman reportedly stabbed her boyfriend six times after she allegedly found him naked on top of her 12-year-old daughter.

Police records say the woman called police and told them her boyfriend had tried to touch her daughter and that she had retaliated by stabbing him, reports Cleveland.com. Police responded to the call at around 2:30 a.m. on Sept. 12.

The woman allegedly stabbed the 31-year-old man in the chest five times and once in the head. He received treatment for his injuries at a local medical center.

Those involved provided differing accounts of what occurred. The man told police that his girlfriend may have attacked him because she thought her daughter had feelings for him, but he did not elaborate on that theory. The woman told police that she saw her boyfriend naked on top of her daughter as she was on her way to bed.

"In a fit of rage, [she] grabbed her pocket knife and attacked him," the report states. 

The report also says there was a struggle over the knife, during which the man grabbed the woman by her neck and pressed her up against the wall. It also says the woman pushed him outside, but that he later kicked down the door. 

The 12-year-old girl also told police that the man sexually assaulted her. Before doing so, she says he touched her under her clothing and took off her pants and his own clothes.

The girl said he told her, "this is what it is like in the real world when you have a boyfriend," before the alleged sexual assault occurred. 

A local medical center performed a sexual assault examination on the 12-year-old. She and her mother both suffered lacerations to their hands during the struggle with the boyfriend. 

As of Sept. 13, authorities had not charged anyone with a crime, but police were treating the investigation as a potential rape case. 

Child Protective Services substantiated, or found strong evidence to indicate, that about 63,000 children a year were victims of sexual abuse from 2009 to 2013, according to the anti-sexual violence organization Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network.

In 80 percent of those cases, the parent of the child was the perpetrator. In 4 percent of those cases, perpetrators were found to be an unmarried partner of a parent, 6 percent were other relatives and 5 percent were "others," including siblings and strangers.

Sources: Cleveland.com, Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network / Featured Image: Bengt Nyman/Flickr / Embedded Images: James Case/Flickrtorbakhopper/Flickr

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