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12 year old alleged rape victim describes attack

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Fred Burbank Fred Burbank

SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A child says he is snatched and attacked, while playing with friends.

"This is like my worst nightmare," the alleged victim told WAVE 3, whose identity is being concealed for his own protection.

It was suppose be a Saturday night spent with friends, like most kids his age, this boy was spending it outdoors.

He says he was with a group headed to the river on Tuts Road in Shepherdsville, when he noticed something suspicious. "I seen the white car keep going up and down the street, like three or four times," said the alleged victim.

He said it looked like a police car, but knew something wasn't right, when he saw the car park, he told the three girls he was with to start running.

"Then he grabbed me by the time I started running," said the alleged victim. "He put his hand over my eyes and covered my eyes then drug me to the woods and pushed me into the dirt, then pinned me down."

That's when the boy says he was sexually assaulted. He says he screamed as loud as he could and eventually scared the man off.

Early Sunday morning, police arrested 48-year-old Darrell McHargue and charged him with first degree rape. By Monday, he bonded out of the Bullitt County Detention Center. A judge placed him on house arrest and ordered him to have no contact with children.

We stopped by his house, but no one answered the door. Neighbors say McHargue didn't have the best reputation. "He runs around the neighborhood and he tells everybody he is a cop, he's not a cop," said Fred Burbank, neighbor. "He definitely by talking to him, he has mental problems."

The victim's mother says as she tries to stay strong for her child, she wants nothing more than to see justice served. "I've got so many emotions right now, I can't even explain it."

We're told immediately after the alleged attack, the boy was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital. We did some digging into McHargue's past and found only some traffic offenses in Kentucky. He is set to appear in court in Bullitt County on September 15.

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