WILKES-BARRE —A sister of a 14-year-old girl who city police said was stabbed believes the girl was lured to a wooded area by friends.
Police said the girl was stabbed in the neck, but the older sister said the girl was slashed seven times in the neck and three times on the back with a pocket knife. A male juvenile was taken into custody, police said.
The girl told police she was attacked in a wooded area near South Oak Street in Miners Mills. She ran to a residence on Mill Street where she summoned help at about 12:10 a.m. Wednesday.
Police said the girl was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township.
Her older sister, who requested her name remain anonymous, said she is in “good spirits, joking and laughing.”
Police returned to the area near railroad tracks on Mill Street at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday when the older sister found her younger sister’s shoes.
She said her younger sister was called by friends to meet up in the woods. The younger sister’s friends abandoned her and she was soon assaulted by a boy known to her, the elder sister said.
The older sister said she found her younger sister’s shoes about 100 yards from Mill Street along railroad tracks where she believes the assault occurred. She said the area looks like a hangout with two bus seats and other items.
Police did not say if the boy will be charged as a juvenile or as an adult.