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Two girls, 13, sexually assaulted in woods near Catonsville High

Two 13-year-old girls were sexually assaulted in woods near Catonsville High School, where the girls had gone to meet friends for a rec league football game Saturday night, police said.

Police spokeswoman Cpl. Cathy Batton said the girls had planned to meet an acquaintance at the football game about 10:30 p.m. The girls said the acquaintance was accompanied by three other teen boys, Batton said.

The boys, ages 13 to 15 years old, tried to get the girls to go to a wooded area near the football field. When they refused, Batton said the girls told police they were dragged into the woods where the boys exposed themselves and inappropriately touched the girls.

Batton said the girls escaped and ran to nearby home belonging to one of the girl's relatives, who called 911.

Police responded to the relatives' house about 40 minutes later.

Batton said three of the four suspects have been identified, but no charges have been filed.

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