As a prosecutor recounted details in the rape of a teenage girl, the victim’s mother held her hands to her face and rocked slightly.
Assistant Lucas County Prosecutor Lori Olender, who oversees the juvenile division, asked Emmanuell Quinn, 15, who had just accepted a plea deal, if he had sex with the victim while knowing she did not want him to do so.
The Quinn youth, a student at Sylvania Southview High School, agreed.
The Blade does not identify victims of sex crimes.
The suspect, one of two teenage defendants in the case, offered his admission in Lucas County Juvenile Court on Wednesday morning and was found delinquent of rape by Judge Connie Zemmelman.
As part of the plea deal, to which the victim’s family agreed, the Quinn youth, 14 at the time of the Sept. 16 rape, will be referred to the Youth Treatment Center in Lucas County, Ms. Olender said.
“We’re trying to keep the victim from testifying and reliving ... probably the worst thing that’s probably ever happened to her in her life,” Ms. Olender said.
Before the Quinn youth can be admitted to the center, he must undergo an assessment. If he is accepted to the program, he will stay in the lockdown facility for six months.
While there, he will start a sex-offender treatment program.
The treatment program will continue once the teen is released from the center during his “after care” probation.
If the teen successfully completes the programs, he will not be required to register as a sex offender.
If he does not complete the programs, the court can impose a sentence with the Department of Youth Services.
A formal sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 27.
The teen’s attorney, Ronnie Wingate, declined to comment.
A 17-year-old co-defendant, Kei’ron Toyer, also a Southview student, is scheduled to appear in Lucas County Juvenile Court on Wednesday. He remains in detention.
During the Quinn youth’s appearance Wednesday, he agreed that on Sept. 16, he and the 15-year-old victim went to Olander Park and into a men’s restroom stall where they had consensual “sexual contact.”
The Toyer youth entered the bathroom, peered into the stall, went in, and allegedly told the Quinn youth to have sex with the girl.
The Quinn youth agreed that he complied, despite knowing the girl did not want to have sex.
Part of the plea agreement states that the Quinn youth must testify, if necessary, against the Toyer youth. It was unclear what contact the Toyer youth may have had with the victim.