12-Year-Old Alleged Rape Victim "Wasn't All That Unwilling," Says Houston Detective

Source: ABC13
Source: ABC13

Houston police are facing a growing storm over comments made by a detective after a 12-year-old girl was reportedly raped in the bathroom of a local CVS.

"She was not necessarily all that unwilling," Detective Michael Kelly told ABC-13. He quickly qualified that "at the age of 12, it doesn't matter." 

The word "rape" did not come up.

Source: Mic/ABC13

CVS surveillance footage from the Oct. 16 attack shows the victim enter the pharmacy behind her mother and grandmother, shortly after which a white male in his 20s is seen coaxing the girl into a bathroom where the alleged rape took place. 

"The safety of our customers is our highest priority and we are fully cooperating with the police in their investigation," a CVS spokesman told ABC-13. 

Person of interest
Source: 
ABC13

Police are describing the man, who is being called a "person of interest" as a 20-something white male with a "distinct hairline" and a goatee. The victim added that he had tattooed, hairy arms.  Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call (713) 668-2341.

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