Police are investigating after officials say a Cleveland woman stabbed her boyfriend several times in a fit of righteous anger after finding him on top of her young daughter, naked, police records confirm.
According to Cleveland.com, neither the mother nor the “man” (and that term is used loosely) has been charged in connection with the incident, which happened in the city’s Stockyards neighborhood. However, records show that police are looking into it as a potential rape case.
Police were called to the home around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday after the woman, who remains unidentified, went outside screaming for help. She then called police saying that “her boyfriend tried touching her daughter and she stabbed him.”
The man, who is also unidentified, was stabbed five times in his chest and once in the back of his head and was treated at MetroHealth.
The man (again, a term used loosely) told the police that his girlfriend may have attacked him because she thought her 12-year-old daughter may have had feelings for him, and then declined to offer any further details.
However, the woman and her daughter told a very different story.
The woman told police that she was on her way to bed when she saw her boyfriend on top of the young girl.
“In a fit of rage, [she] grabbed her pocket knife and attacked him,” the police report indicates.
The two adults struggled over the knife as they fought. The man grabbed the mother by her neck, threw her against the wall and later kicked down the front door after she pushed him outside, according to the report.
Both mother and daughter suffered lacerations on their hands during the struggle.
The 12-year-old told investigators that the man touched her under her clothing, removed her pants and took his clothes off as well. He then told her, “This is what it is like in the real world when you have a boyfriend,” before sexually assaulting her, officials say.
The girl underwent a sexual assault examination at MetroHealth, the report notes.
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