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Girl reports sex assault on school playground

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

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FRANKLINTON, N.C. — 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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