Teenage girl arrested for ‘raping man at knifepoint’

Andy Wells
·Freelance Writer

A 17-year-old girl has been arrested for allegedly raping a man at knifepoint.

Lestina Marie Smith faces a possible life behind bars if convicted of the rape of the 19-year-old man.

The teenager is accused by police of attacking her victim in Saginaw Township, central Michigan, before forcing him to engage in oral and vaginal sex with her earlier this month.

Police say she pinned the man to the ground during the assault on 11 January.

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Smith has now been charged with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct – both of which carry a maximum term of life in prison.

The teenager was denied bail and is currently being held at Saginaw County Jail while she awaits a trial.

Her next appearance in court is on 3 February for a preliminary examination which will try to determine probable cause in the incident, according to MLive.com.

Pic: Police handout