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18-year-old student arrested for raping 14-year-old girl at special needs school

By Mason White 1:22 PM April 30, 2017
Evan Galicia Smith
Evan Galicia Smith
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) A teenager was arrested after being accused of raping a girl at school.

Police in Milton, Georgia, did not release many details in the case, but they said that this was not a random attack.

They said that 18-year-old Evan Galicia Smith and the girl knew each other well. Both Smith and the victim were students at the Mill Springs Academy, which is a private school for kids with special needs.

Smith was taken into custody, where he is being held pending a bail hearing in two weeks. The teenager is facing charges of rape, child molestation and statutory rape.

The charges came after the 14-year-old girl was taken to Northside Hospital Forsyth, and staff members who treated the girl, notified police about the alleged assault.

Milton police spokesperson Capt. Charles Barstow said that detectives were dispatched to the hospital.

“After interviewing the juvenile victim and other parties, detectives determined that probable cause existed to pursue criminal charges against the suspect,” Barstow said.