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YELM: Teens assaulted at Yelm Prairie Days

Letter by Michele E. Mallery, Yelm on June 25, 2012 at 9:38 am | 8 Comments »
June 25, 2012 9:38 am

My teenage son and two of his teen friends were assaulted by two men in their 30s this weekend at the Yelm Prairie Days event. The men attempted to rob them, however they did not have any money. The men told the boys to strip down to just their underwear so the men could search for money or any other item of significant value. They then physically assaulted the boys, asked their names and told them they were going to rape them, as well as kill them, if they did not cooperate.

The boys did not tell the parents until the next day out of fear. The Yelm police have been notified and a statement has been made. The boys were able to get a good description of the two men.

I am a concerned mother who wants to get the word out about this crime to see if there were other assaults during the Yelm Prairie Days. These teens are traumatized by what happened and fearful something may happen to them or family members, and I don’t blame them. Please spread some light on this issue as it may affect others who are afraid to come forward.

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