Girl, 4, Sexually Abused In School Bathroom: Chicago Police

Sun-Times Media Wire
October 13, 2019 - 12:55 pm
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A 4-year-old girl was sexually abused last month at an elementary school in Avondale on the Northwest Side, according to Chicago police.

The girl went to the bathroom about 7 a.m. Sept. 16 when she ran into a man inside, police said. The man touched her inappropriately, then made her touch him.

Police sources said the incident happened at a school in the 3600 block of West School Street. Reilly Elementary School is located at 3650 W. School St.

In a letter shared with the Reilly Elementary community a few days later, Principal Ken Fitzner said that the Office of the Inspector General was investigating.

"The safety of our students and staff is always our top priority, which is why we must inform you of a situation involving our school. There was an alleged incident of inappropriate conduct between a student and adult that is being actively investigated by the Office of the Inspector General," the communication said.

"Staff and student privacy issues prevent us from discussing this matter in further detail.

"Please know that we are taking this situation seriously, and we remain committed to providing our students with a safe, positive learning environment where they can reach their full potential."

Chicago police said no arrests have been made.

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