Dallemand Unaware that Macon Police Weren't Handling Rape Case |
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Bibb County Superintendent Romain Dallemand says he was unaware until yesterday that campus police, not Macon police, were investigating an alleged rape at Northeast High School.
Dallemand held a 10-minute news conference to discuss the case, but left as reporters continued to ask questions.
Four teens were arrested last week and charged with raping a 16-year old girl, according to arrest warrants from the Bibb County Magistrate Court.
Dallemand expressed "deep regret" to the alleged victim. He also apologized to the Northeast parents and students for not notifying them of the reported rape.
He said he asked Macon police yesterday to handle the case.
Macon police spokeswoman Jami Gaudet said around 3:20 that she "had heard comments yesterday that we might be asked to take over the case." But she said she was not aware of any formal request from Dallemand's office.
In the news conference, Dallemand would not explain why it took school officials so long to release information on the case or why he was unaware that campus police were handling the case. His spokeswoman, Alisha Allen-Carter, reported that in a Jan. 24 news release.
Dallemand also would not discuss details of the case or the investigation. He walked out of the room as reporters asked further questions.
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