“Their daughter has done the right thing and reported this matter to the police,” the release reads. “She has been, and will be, available to the authorities to assist them in the criminal investigation. While the matter is under investigation, we ask you to respect her privacy, keep her name out of the press and allow the family space and time to heal.”
About whether the girl was a dropout, the statement had this to add:
“I can confirm that she is still enrolled as a student at Georgia College,” Bailey said.