Family alleges that toddler was sexually molested while at pre-school
Friday, October 19th, 2012
The family of a 3 and a half-year old minor of San Pedro Town is alleging that their child has been sexually molested at the preschool he attended. The incident allegedly occurred sometime last week and a formal report was made to the San Pedro Police Station. The school where it is alleged that the incident occurred is the Little Angel Preschool.
San Pedro Police confirmed to The San Pedro Sun that the grandmother of the child, along with the victim visited the police station sometime last week and filed a report. According to police the child has been checked by two doctors; in the first instance the family took the child to a private doctor who certified that child had been sexually molested. As is police procedure, they took the child to a public health facility, in this case to the Dr. Otto Rodriguez Poly Clinic II where a doctor certified the child presented signs that he has been sexually molested.
Teacher Marina Kay, who is the Principal of Little Angel Preschool, called an emergency meeting with the Parents Teachers Association on Wednesday evening where she discussed the situation. In speaking of the issue Kay told the parents that she was informed by the family members of the boy that he was sexually molested. Kay said she was surprised when she learned from unofficial sources that the incident had allegedly occurred on the school grounds. Kay explained to the parents that while the incident is of a delicate nature, it is highly unlikely the alleged sexual molestation occurred on campus since there are three teachers at the school and generally the children are not left unattended.
Kay said while she is aware of the ongoing investigation, she has not been officially informed about the allegations made against her school and only learned of it through unofficial sources. The Ministry of Education confirmed that they are aware of the allegations and that they are investigating the matter jointly with the Police Department and the Department of Human Services.
Because it has been certified that the child appears to have been sexually molested, police have started an investigation. According to police, whether the incident occurred at school or not the incident is being investigated from all angles. No one has been detained and police continues their investigation.