A 14-year-old boy was cited into juvenile court last week for allegedly molesting a 4-year-old relative in Cape Girardeau.
The younger child's mother reported to police on June 6 she heard from an anonymous source that her daughter was possibly molested the day before, police spokesman Jason Selzer said.
The girl was examined and found to have bruises and bite marks on her chest. Officials also learned she was molested, and the acts were carried out by a 14-year-old relative in the victim's home on the north-central side of the city, according to Selzer. The boy was arrested Thursday and cited into juvenile court for child molestation, he said.