CLEVELAND -- Police are investigating the claim of a 19-year-old Cleveland woman that she was raped in a tent Saturday at "Occupy Cleveland."
The woman attends Summit Academy in Parma, a school for young people with educational abilities like Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism and hyperactvity.
She described what allegedly happened to her to a teacher, which led to a police report being made Monday.
The school declined comment on the student or incident and referred questions to a spokesman for the group that owns the school.
The girl alleges that she was at Occupy Cleveland Saturday night. She claims "rally personnel" told her to share a tent with the suspect, due to a shortage of tents.
The suspect allegedly said his name was "Leland." She claims she went to sleep and awoke to find "Leland " molesting her.
A rape kit was taken and an examination was performed at MetroHhealth Medical Center's Emergency Room.
Occupy Cleveland has been remarkably trouble-free, with protesters and police getting along and police making donations to the cause.
We were told the group does not make tent "assignmments " and that no one was familiar with either the alleged victim or the suspect.
Occupy Cleveland Spokeswoman Erin McCardle read a prepared on-camera statement after reading a police report provided by Channel 3.
She had not heard about the incident.
She said, "This is a very serious allegation and we are cooperating with the Cleveland Police Department fo find out what actually occurred."
The group has a tent city on a sidewalk just off Public Square.
Some members stay awake on a "Nightwatch" program for security reasons and is seeking counselors from community members to deal with any emotional impact of the alleged incident.
The alleged victim lives with roommates in a home in Cleveland.
Her mother is recovering from a stroke.
Channel 3 Political Correspondent Tom Beres will have more on this story starting at 6 tonight.