The child who is now known as the Mineral City Warrior, will receive more-than deserving recognition this week following a vicious attack last summer.
While walking home in June, 2016, the then 11-year-old boy, was abducted, raped, brutally beaten and left for dead.
Despite the horrific crime, the child fought and persevered and helped the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office find and arrest his attacker.
Sheriff Orvis Campbell will join several other local officials in Washington D.C. Tuesday evening to witness the child receive the national Courage Award.
Sheriff Campbell told Newsymom.com that the child’s strength blew him away. “He shared critical details of the crime with us when he shouldn’t’ have been able to talk as he was so badly attacked and injured.”
Tuesday evening the child will receive the Courage Award, one of the largest programs designed to honor survivors of violent crime.
The child’s attacker was sentenced to life in prison by Tuscarawas County Common Pleas Court Judge Edward O’Farrell.
Michaela Madison Reporting