Police investigate possible sexual assault of preschooler
By Terry Oparka
Posted June 6, 2013
Police are asking that parents whose children attended a preschool in Troy in the past several years to talk to their children following reports of a possible sexual assault.
Troy police Capt. Bob Redmond said police received a report of a possible sexual assault that occurred at the preschool at St. Augustine Lutheran Church, 5475 Livernois, north of Long Lake, May 22.
As required, Child Protective Services sent out letters to all parents whose children attended the facility in the last few years.
“Parents need to talk to their children if they got the letter,” Redmond said.
Police will protect the identity of any victims, Redmond said. He noted that investigations of this nature take considerable time to properly conduct.
He would not provide any information about the suspect or the number of assaults police believe occurred.
Officials at St. Augustine Lutheran Church said they had no comment at press time and that they would issue a statement at a later time.
About the author
Staff Writer Terry Oparka covers Troy and the Troy School District for the Troy Times. Oparka has worked for C & G Newspapers since 2000 and attended Oakland University and Macomb Community College. Oparka has won an award from the Michigan Press Association and four awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Detroit Chapter.
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