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Posted: Thursday, 02 May 2013 10:44AM

Report: NOPD investigates reported rape on school bus

New Orleans Police say a 16-year-old girl was raped on a school bus.

The victim says another student attacked her as the driver was finishing the route.

"The 16-year-old female victim stated on 04/29/13, she was on the school bus with the suspect who is a student and they were the last two passengers on the bus," Officer Garry Flot said in a news release. "The suspect approached the victim and the victim alleges that the suspect sexually assaulted her."

Police say they were alerted of the incident yesterday.

"The victim informed her school counselor about the incident on May 1, 2013.  The suspect is known and detectives are investigating the incident," according to Flot.

Investigators says the bus driver apparently was not aware of the alleged rape.

"The suspect then exited the bus when it arrived at his stop.  The victim did not report the incident to the bus driver and exited the bus at her stop," Flot said. 

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