Authorities in Cincinnati, Ohio have charged an unidentified 13-year-old boy with raping an unidentified 5-year-old girl at a McDonald’s play area. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said on Monday that the alleged rape occurred Oct. 29 at a McDonald’s in the Cincinnati suburb of Anderson Township.
Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Barnett says the girl’s grandmother was nearby in the restaurant at the time. Barnett added that 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 the juvenile detention center.
Judson Pickard, the owner of the McDonald’s location, said in a statement: “The safety and well-being of my customers, especially children, is extremely important. As a parent myself, I was very upset to learn about this situation.”
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office declined further comment.