10-year-old girl alleges sexual assault by relative

Thursday, June 1, 2006

A 10-year-old girl alleged she was sexually assaulted by a family member in Cape Girardeau, according to police Sgt. Barry Hovis. The girl told her mother that the family member had sodomized her on multiple occasions since February on the city's southeast side.

The girl's mother reported the incident to police Tuesday night. Both the Missouri Department of Social Service's Children's Division and the Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence were notified and would interview the child, Hovis said. The accused attacker, an adult, was no longer in the presence of the girl, and no arrests have been made, he said. The child was not injured and was not taken to the hospital.

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