This is sick. We need to look at ALL violence. Communities need to work on their own violence problems before they can tackle the nation’s. Who’s with us on this one?
An 11-year-old Memphis girl was on her way to school when she was suddenly hit by an SUV, then abducted and raped by the driver before being left in a ditch.
Larry Ward, 20, has been charged with aggravated kidnapping, rape of a child and aggravated assault.
The girl was walking to the bus stop on her way to Geeter Middle School when she was hit by a blue SUV around 7am on Monday.
She told police that the driver then got out of the car and forced her inside, driving off before brutally assaulting her.
Cameron Fifer was on his way to work when he saw the girl crying in a corner of the road. It was just minutes after the attack.
‘Man, phew. Her face. Something just struck fear in her definitely,’ he told LocalMemphis.com.
Fifer said he asked the girl what happened, and the first thing she said was: ‘I got raped’.
‘She was like, “I was hit by a truck, a blue truck, and the guy proceeded to rape me.'”
The girl was taken to a nearby hospital in non-critical condition and has since been released.
Her mother said she was battered and bruised, according to WTKR.
Ward was arrested after authorities located a Santa Fe Hyundai that matched the girl’s description of the SUV just two miles from the attack, according to police.