Kindergartener Reports Sexual Assault in Elementary Bathroom

District says investigation is ongoing

By Greg Janda
|  Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014  |  Updated 3:42 PM CDT
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Kindergartener Reports Sexual Assault in Elementary Bathroom

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Allegations of sexual assault are being investigated after an elementary school student said she was held down and attacked by two boys in a darkened school bathroom.

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Allegations of sexual assault are being investigated by Child Protective Services and the Cleburne Police Department after an elementary school student said she was held down and attacked by two boys in a darkened school bathroom, the Cleburne Times Review reports.

According to the paper, the mother of a kindergarten student at Santa Fe Elementary School called the police after her child told her she was attacked at school.

The paper reported investigators took a report on the incident at about 11 p.m. Thursday where the girl told her mother that a boy in her class and an older boy went into the girl's bathroom and turned off the lights. The girl told her mother the older boy held her down while the younger boy "did stuff" to her.  The newspaper also said the daughter claimed the boys had assaulted her in the same manner before Christmas break and that they had allegedly assaulted at least four other girls.

Investigators have not revealed if there is any evidence to support any of the allegations, the paper reported.

After talking with police Thursday night, the child's mother then reported the alleged assault to school administrators on Friday. School officials responded by sending a letter home to parents notifying them of the allegations that were already under investigation by the Cleburne police and CPS.

"In a letter from Principal Wilmer Romero, parents were told that the Cleburne Police Department and Child Protective Services were immediately notified Friday, as were parents of children alleged to have been involved in the campus incident. The District has also begun an investigation and is working with the police and CPS officials," the district said in a news release.

A CPS detective told the paper that both of the accused are believed to be younger than 10, which would put them below the age of criminal responsibility. If an investigation did find reason to charge any of the children involved, police would refer the case to another agency.

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