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Adult charges brought in teen sex assault

Adult charges brought in teen sex assault
April Kuchta, courtesy of the Porter County Sheriff's Department.

VALPARAISO, Ind., April 19 (UPI) -- Prosecutors say they will charge a 16-year-old Indiana girl as an adult for allegedly handcuffing, confining and sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy.

April Kuchta of Valparaiso has been charged with felony counts of criminal deviate conduct, criminal confinement, intimidation and sexual battery, the Northwest Indiana Times of Munster reported Monday.

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Kuchta allegedly lured the boy, who has special needs, to her house via text messages to talk then forced him at knife point to the kitchen where he was handcuffed behind his back, the newspaper reported.

Kuchta is accused of recording some of the incident with her cellphone and is accused of sexually assaulting him.

A 14-year-old girl also charged in the incident admitted in juvenile court Monday to battery and confinement charges, the Times reported.

Prosecutors have accused the girls of inviting others over to witness the confinement.

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