Teen accused of raping student

Kurtland Ellis

Kurtland Ellis

ALBANY — A girl identified as younger than 15 years old has accused a student at Byne School of rape, according to officials with the Albany Police Department.

The school is located on the campus of Byne Memorial Baptist Church on Ledo Road. Phyllis Banks, spokesperson for the APD, said the incident was reported on Oct. 20, but the report did not list the date of the alleged crime.

Banks said the alleged victim told school staff members about a forced encounter with Kurtland Ellis, 17, in the youth center at the school. After a forensic interview and exam, Ellis was charged with rape and taken to the Dougherty County Jail, Banks said.