Preliminary hearing scheduled for teen accused of attempted homicide of 5-year-old girl

ADAMS COUNTY -- An Adams County teen  who allegedly sexually assaulted a juvenile girl will appear in court Friday for a preliminary hearing.

Octavian Perez, 16, will appear in front of Magisterial District Judge Daniel S. Bowman at 9:00AM.

Pennsylvania State Police say Perez was located in Virginia and taken into custody following a 6-day manhunt.

On August 5 around 2:00AM, police were dispatched to the 400 block of Dauberton drive in Mount Pleasant Township for a reported sexual assault.

Upon arrival, police spoke with the victim's father who said that the victim suffered injuries due to Perez allegedly smothering her with a pillow while demanding she touch his penis.

Police noted in the criminal complaint that the victim had markings on her head, neck, and shoulder area.

The victim told police that Perez allegedly approached her while she was sleeping with his genitals exposed, put a pillow over her face, and demanded that she touch his "privates."

She told police that she told Perez no multiple times, but he allegedly reached into her underwear and touched her buttocks.

The victim said that when she continued to tell Perez no, he allegedly smothered her face with a pillow, leaving her unable to breathe.

She told police that she went to "sleep," which is believed to be the time she became unconscious.

When she woke up in the morning, the victim said she could not hear, her legs hurt, and she said she had urinated in her bed, according to the criminal complaint.

Around 2:00PM on August 5, a witness arrived at PSP Gettysburg barracks, and said that he was with Perez on August 4 at noon.

The witness told police that he was driving to Maryland with Perez when he appeared "distraught" and said that he had to tell him something.

According to the criminal complaint, Perez said he was "not a bad guy," but he believed he killed a five-year-old girl at a residence in Gettysburg.

Perez allegedly told the witness that he had choked the victim and believed he had killed her. He said he had been consuming alcohol earlier in the evening and was filled with anger.

Police initially thought that Perez was a runaway, but later announced he was wanted for attempted homicide.

This is a developing story. Stick with FOX43 for updates. 

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