JONESBORO, ARKANSAS – A 15-year-old boy is accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl while on a Jonesboro Public Schools bus.
The victim told an Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children investigator the suspect “touched her private area with his finger then showed her his privates while on the bus” to school, according to the initial incident report.
On Monday afternoon, Kenny Oldham, a Jonesboro police detective, interviewed the suspect. The boy’s father, according to the report, was present and consented to the interview.
Oldham said the suspect admitted to putting his hand inside the victim’s underwear and touching her.
The suspect “said he knew she had a crush on him” and told him she felt “funny down there,” the report stated.
Oldham released the suspect into the custody of his parents and advised them the boy could not ride the bus to school pending the outcome of the investigation. Both parents agreed.