A mother of a 19-year-old African American girl in Washington state has accused her son of raping her and leaving her for dead, police say.
The alleged victim, Jade Jordan, told police that her 19-month-old son, Jade Parker, raped her when he was 12 years old, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.
She said he raped her after they were picked up by police and transported to a hospital for treatment.
Deputies with the Spokane Regional Medical Examiner’s Office told local media that they have not yet ruled out rape charges against Parker, a student at Northwest High School in Spokane, Wash., according to The Associated Press.
The case has sparked a nationwide debate over race and gender in the justice system.
Last year, a white teenager was sentenced to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to raping a white woman in a Spokane hotel room.
Police are investigating the case and have not identified Parker.