Today, the Perrysburg Police Division released the following statement:
On March 8, 2022, the Perrysburg Police Division was made aware of an alleged sexual assault that occurred in November of 2021, at a home in Perrysburg. It was also reported that part of the incident was possibly recorded. As soon as the allegation was reported, Perrysburg Police Detectives started an investigation. Two 13-year-old males have been charged as a result of the investigation. The first male has been charged with Rape and the second has been charged with Rape and Pandering Sexual Oriented Material Involving a Minor. The investigation remains ongoing at this time.
School districts are very limited with what we can share with the public. Many matters have confidential aspects that prevent us from sharing details, which can be frustrating, understandably. We cannot disclose most student information, including discipline, per the “Family Educational Right to Privacy Act" (FERPA), a federal privacy law. Also, once the police are involved, we cannot typically comment further than the police's public statement when there is an ongoing investigation as public statements made by the school district may interfere or impede the police investigation.
As the legal process moves forward, it is important to provide privacy to the students and families who may be impacted by these life-changing events.