A Piedmont child was sexually abused May 30 while fishing with siblings and acquaintances, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The 9-year-old girl was allegedly abused around 4 p.m. when she found herself alone with her alleged attacker, according to an offense report. The alleged attacker, a juvenile boy, brought her to the ground and tried to force himself on her, according to an offense report. Chief Deputy Sheriff Matthew Wade said that the girl’s screams alerted her nearby brother.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, the suspect has been accused of “trying to put his hands on her” before. No one has been charged in the case.
The Sheriff’s Office also received a report alleging sexual abuse against a child that occurred a year ago in Jacksonville.
The incidents were alleged to have happened between June 1 and June 20 of 2009 at a 3-year-old’s home in Jacksonville, according to an offense report.
Investigators said that the 3-year-old girl was inappropriately touched by someone known to her.
According to investigators, someone close to the victim changed his hairstyle and the young girl became upset. After prodding from her mother, the girl disclosed that the new hairstyle reminded her of the attacker. She told her mother that she had been abused and identified her attacker.
The Sheriff’s Office has a suspect in the case, but has not released the name because an arrest has not been made.
Both victims have been forensically interviewed at the Calhoun-Cleburne Children’s Center and the investigations into their cases are ongoing.