A Shakopee High School student raped a girl in the boys’ locker room “for a long time” after luring her out of class on the pretext of joining him on a trip to a water fountain, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday.
Angel P. Torres Jr., 18, of Shakopee, was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Torres remains in the Scott County jail in lieu of $200,000 bail.
The Shakopee School District sent a vaguely worded note to families Wednesday about “an alleged situation on Tuesday involving two of our students at Shakopee High School.” The note added that high school administrators and district leaders were aware that police are involved and are “also reviewing the circumstances and conducting an internal investigation.”
A telephone message was left with Torres’ attorney Thursday afternoon seeking a response to the allegations.
According to the criminal complaint:
The 17-year-old victim told an officer assigned to the school that she considered Torres a friend and accepted his invitation Tuesday to leave class for the water fountain. Once there, he grabbed her by the wrist, led her into the handicapped stall of the locker room and locked the door.
As the girl kept saying no, Torres took off his pants and hers, then raped her.
The “victim said this went on for a long time — 15 to 20 minutes,” the charging document read.
Before they parted, Torres ordered the girl not to tell anyone. The victim left and immediately filed a report.
The school officer reviewed security video and saw Torres and the girl enter the locker room and then observed her leaving about 20 minutes later.
Under questioning by police, Torres declined to speak about the girl’s allegation.
The girl went immediately to a nearby hospital and was found to have “physical injuries consistent” with rape, the complaint read.