CINCINNATI – Authorities in the U.S. have charged a 13-year-old boy with raping a 5-year-old girl at a McDonald's play area.
The Hamilton County sheriff's office in Ohio said Monday that the alleged assault occurred Oct. 29. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Barnett says the girl's grandmother was in the restaurant at the time.
The owner of the McDonald's says in a statement that he was upset to learn of the situation. Owner Judson Pickard says he is cooperating with investigators.
Barnett says the boy's parents brought him to the sheriff's office last week after authorities released a security camera photo of the suspect. Barnett says the boy was taken to a juvenile detention center.
Messages were left Monday for juvenile court officials.