EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 20, 2014

Alleged rape reported to police

By Paul Tennant
ptennant@eagletribune.com

---- — LAWRENCE — Police are investigating the alleged rape of a 14-year-old girl.

The girl was taken to Lawrence General Hospital for a pregnancy test, according to police. The victim told investigators a 20-year-old man forced her to have sex with him.

The incident was reported to the Police Department on Saturday.

In Massachusetts, the age of consent for sexual activity is 16. Having sex with a minor is illegal, with or without the minor’s consent.