Police in Prince William County allege that a 15-year-old boy from Manassas attacked five different women between August and November 2009. They charged the boy with five counts of malicious wounding, three counts of abduction, one count of attempted rape and one count of sexual battery. Police say this all happened in the area of Coverstone Drive in Manassas to women aged 25 to 36 years old. This is a horrible series of assaults that resulted in an arrest after the teenager assaulted a woman by running up behind her, hitting her and biting the woman. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Koonz, McKenney, Johnston, DePaolis say the incident could have been prevented had the teen reached out for help with his problem of wanting to hurt women before he actually carried through with it.
Most teenagers in our area don’t desire to hurt anyone and want to be responsible members of society. But there are some teenagers who have a desire to take out aggressions on unsuspecting women. These teens should seek help, and the adults around them should look closely for warning signs and make themselves available to talk with such teens about their emotions.
If you would like more information, please contact a qualified personal injury attorney at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.