BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A 15-year-old girl who was found bound and gagged in a wooded area Tuesday afternoon by a person walking in the area told officers with the Baton Rouge Police department she was raped by three males.
Investigators said the girl had been tied up in the woods near St. James Baptist Church on North 44th Street since Monday night.
Police officials said the girl ran away from her home Monday night with a male, but it is unknown if he is involved in the case.
"Rape kit taken and is being processed," police said. "The girl claims she was sexually assaulted by three males. We are still working to identify the male she left the home with, as well as the three males who assaulted her."
The passerby heard the girl's cries for help and went to the nearby church to call 911.
The girl was taken to the hospital where her current condition is unknown.
If you have information about this crime, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.