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Girl reports sex assault on school playground

Posted June 3, 2008

— Police on Monday continued to investigate a report that an 11-year-old girl who says she was sexually assaulted on the playground of Franklinton Elementary School.

The girl told police she was playing with two friends on Saturday, May 17 when a man she didn't know tripped her, held her to the ground and fondled her.

The other two friends didn't see the alleged assailant, police said.


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  • islandgirl Jun 4, 2008

    Her story doesnt sound right.... Or did WRAL get all the details.. If so and she was with her friends, why didnt anyone see this man... I hope this little girl is telling the truth, and they find the nasty man who did this... But if she made it up, they should then punish her, wasting time, tax payers money, and preventing our Law enforcement officers to be wasting time on on a lie, instead of out there catching real criminals.... Hope your telling the truth....

  • garden Jun 3, 2008

    Something is wrong here. The other girls had to see what happened. Yup, something is amiss with this story.

  • Arkansas Razorback Jun 3, 2008

    Years ago when my boys were in FES there would be booze bottles all over the playground (some broken) on Monday mornings. I am sure it is still just as bad. I also assumed that was reason enough not to let them play at the school playground after hours unattended.

  • momx2 Jun 3, 2008

    My daughter plays ball. While she is playing I am watching her and only allow my son to play at my feet or directly in front of me so that I can see him at all times. I have seen so very strange acting adults around the kids games. They may be completly innocent but I am not going to take the chance. Our coach will not allow the girls (girl only team) out of the dug out with out a parent coming to get them. No running outside the coaches view! If they do then they are not allowed to play the next game. I think this is completly reasonable. If this is a true event then I feel for this little girl things happen in the blink of an eye and I hope the caught the man who did this to a child. If this is a false story on the little girls part I pray she learns a leasson and the parents apporiatly punish her. Praying for all our childrens safety.

  • avidreader Jun 3, 2008

    If it happened at a school, it could have been she was alone at a different part of the building. Why would parents let children go unattended to the school playground? Anything could happen. Also, usually it's considered trespassing if you go on school ground after hours unless you are supposed to be there.

  • Arkansas Razorback Jun 3, 2008

    Anyone who lives around there would be crazy to let their kid play after hours without adult supervision.

  • jenniferloftis Jun 3, 2008

    I don't understand how people think that kids are telling stories. The day that this happened was a Saturday andschool was not in session that day anyway. It is completely possible as CarCrazy stated that someone could have been walking through the area and done something without another child noticing.

    I agree, it will be interesting to see what comes of this case, but let's stop accusing the children of telling lies!

  • garnertoy Jun 3, 2008

    something aint right

  • LaLa-Land Jun 3, 2008

    I agree with previous poster, how could her friends not see the man?

  • SouthernBornSouthernBred Jun 3, 2008

    The Franklinton Elem. School playground is located between 2 baseball fields. If this happend in the afternoon/evening it could have happened without anybody noticing. There are all kinds of people that walk through the school grounds during school. I know for a fact there were baseball games there last night and parents let their children run around without watching them. This kid could have fallen down and the person of interest could have picked her up and she took it the wrong way. Either way it could have happened.