Lebanon City Police are investigating the alleged rape of a 15-year-old female by four offenders.

Lebanon City Police Captain Bret Fisher, the acting chief for the department, said in a statement on Wednesday, Jan. 17, that police learned of the incident on Jan. 9, the same evening as it was reported to have taken place.

Fisher said the incident is believed to have occurred in a vehicle in the area of First and Weidman streets between the hours of 6 and 11 p.m. on Jan. 9. Anyone who may have seen something in the vicinity during this period is asked to contact city police at 717-272-6611, or alternatively the Crime Stoppers hotline at 717-270-9800. A description of the attackers’ physical appearance has not been released by police.

First and Weidman streets is adjacent to Progressive Playground.

Fisher said that the juvenile has been interviewed and that evidence items are in the process of being tested.

Fisher said that suspects have not yet been identified and that, due to the sensitive nature of the investigation, some details pertaining to the investigation will not be released. Fisher said that as the investigation proceeds, he will release updated information.

Help is available

Survivors in our community have a right to be believed, find support, and begin their healing process. If you or someone you know has been impacted by sexual violence, rape, sexual assault, or child sexual abuse, know that you can speak with a trained sexual assault counselor 24/7 by calling the Sexual Assault Resource & Counseling Center at 717-272-5308. Healing services, including groups, counseling, and trauma therapy, and prevention and community education programs are available at no-cost. For more information, visit SARCCHeals.org.

(Language and resources courtesy of SARCC)

Davis Shaver

Davis Shaver is the publisher of LebTown. He grew up in Lebanon and currently lives outside of Hershey, PA.