Tuscaloosa Police Charge Teen with Raping Toddler

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Police in Tuscaloosa have charged a 17-year-old with raping a 3-year-old girl.

Police say Cory Lamar Witherspoon raped the girl Friday when she was left in his care for about 10 minutes.

Police said the girl's mother found "evidence of some type of sexual attack" when she returned.

Police declined to comment on Witherspoon's past record because he was a juvenile at the time of any prior offenses.

He is being charged as an adult in this case.

He was being held in the Tuscaloosa county jail on $20,000 bond.

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