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Teen wanted for sexually assaulting 11-year-old girl kills himself

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NEW YORK – A teen accused of attempting to rape an 11-year-old girl jumped to his death before police could apprehend him, police say.

The New York Post reports 16-year-old boy killed himself on Monday afternoon by leaping off the building where his mother lived, over a week after he was accused of sexually assaulting the girl at a Bronx park.

The victim reported the incident which occurred on Oct. 14 while she was playing basketball. The teen allegedly lured her into a bathroom and assaulted the girl before leaving.

The girl was treated at a local hospital and released.