Police investigating alleged sexual assault involving children at Clintonville day camp

Whetstone Community Center (WBNS-10TV)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Columbus Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault involving two children at a day camp.

The incident was reported July 31.

A child reported being assaulted by another child in the restroom at Whetstone Recreation Center.

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Both were participants in "Camp Whetstone," a summer day camp for kids between the ages of 6 and 12.

Columbus Recreation and Parks says it immediately notified Columbus Police and Children Services and removed the child accused of the assault.

Complete statement from Columbus Recreation and Parks:

On July 31, Columbus Recreation and Parks Department (CRPD) staff was contacted by the parent of a camp participant who stated they believed their juvenile child had been assaulted in a restroom by another juvenile camper. The CRPD staff reported this to CRPD leadership who immediately contacted the Columbus Police to file a report and Franklin County Children Services to report the incident. The accused camp participant was removed from the program and prohibited from returning. The safety and care of all program participants is a top priority of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, and we are cooperating with the Columbus Police Department and Franklin County Children Services as they conduct their investigations.

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