The 13-year-old boy who sexually assaulted a five-year-old girl at a McDonald’s Playland in Anderson Township, Ohio, is to be charged with rape after his parents handed him over to police.
The parents recognized their son wearing a jacket, jeans and trainers in security camera footage and took him into the sheriff’s office.
The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, denied sexually assaulting the little girl following the incident on October 22 in Anderson Township in a court hearing in Cincinnati on Saturday.
But authorities claim the teenager touched the girl before making her touch him in an inappropriate way and then walked out of the McDonald’s as the victim burst into tears and went to her grandmother.
After the incident the little girl went to her grandmother nearby “with the look on her face as if something was wrong”. Police said he climbed into the play area specifically to molest her.
The girl was inside the indoor play area on her own at around 9:00 p.m. when she was approached. The boy left moments before she reported the assault.
The woman who called 911 told police: “There was an incident in the play area with an older child and a younger child which may have involved some sexual contact”.
Police revealed that their suspect was wearing a University of Cincinnati jacket, was around 5’3” high and weighed around 125lbs. He was captured on CCTV inside the McDonald’s as he entered and left.
Hours later teeenager’s parents brought him in where he admitted to the crime, police said.
The teenager is now in juvenile detention centre awaiting a trial which will begin next Tuesday.