Jury selection begins in high school rape case

Jury selection is underway for an Auburn High School student accused of raping another student inside the school in November of 2014.

Police say Deairean Whetsthone has been charged as an adult with Rape First Degree and Sexual Abuse first degree.

The alleged rape took place just after lunch inside of a girl’s restroom at the school.

Whetstone was arrested shortly after the incident.

He reportedly admitted to committing the crime while in police custody.

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