As part of an investigation into the beating of a teenage girl at Jack and Jill Park in Southeast Albuquerque, a 15-year-old boy has been charged with the rape of a 13-year-old Corrales girl.

Detectives, Albuquerque Police Department tactical units and the Rio Rancho Police Department worked together to arrest the boy for a sexual assault on March 10 and his sister for a March 12 assault on Friday.

The sister, a 12-year-old, was the third girl arrested for their roles in the assault at the park. The brother and sister were arrested at a home on Cardenas Drive SE in Albuquerque, where a party took place on March 11-12.

Detectives investigating the assault at the park learned from Corrales police about a home burglary that took place the night of March 10 or early March 11. During the burglary investigation, police were told that a 13-year-old girl had snuck out of her Corrales home and was driven by other teens to the party in Southeast Albuquerque. At some point, two boys returned to the home in Corrales and stole hunting rifles.

The girl’s parents called Corrales police after discovering the burglary the next morning, and Corrales police alerted APD detectives. The detectives recognized the Cardenas address of the party and the names of other individuals that had come up during the investigation into the assault.

Detectives with APD’s Sex Crimes unit learned that the Corrales girl had been sexually assaulted while she was at the party March 10-11. Detectives identified the suspected offender as the 15-year-old brother of the 12-year-old girl who was wanted for the assault at the park.

The initial investigation focused on a party at the Cardenas address on March 11-12. Two girls snuck out of a house in Northeast Albuquerque to attend the party. The girls were separated at the party, and one was taken to the park and severally beaten. She suffered numerous injuries. The three girls arrested for the beating are each charged with kidnapping and aggravated battery.