New York boy, 14, arrested after hiding on McDonald’s slide while sexually assaulting girl, 4,By Mason White 2:58 PM August 9, 2013
|Boy, 14, accused of sexually abusing girl, 4,|
By: John Roberts
(Scroll down for video) Police have arrested a 14-year-old boy on sex abuse related charges after he molested a 4-year-old girl, according to police reports in New York.
Police officers have distributed flyers and asked people to help identify a teenager, who was seen hanging around in the play area at McDonald’s.
The 14-year-old was arrested after surveillance cameras captured him on the slide before a girl told her mother she was assaulted.
The teen was hiding inside the slide in the playground at McDonald’s in Queens, and sexually assaulted the 4-year-old at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, police said.
Officials said that the suspect was lying on his back in the slide when he asked the young girl “do you want to be my best friend?” He then sexually assaulted her.
When the girl ran away and told her mother what had happened, the mother went after the suspect and caught him as he tried to flee. He fought back and managed to escape from the restaurant.
The teen surrendered to police Wednesday after a teacher at his middle school identified him. He was charged with committing a criminal sexual act, police said.
Police officers said that the assault this week was the second of this nature in recent months. In the other case, a suspect attacked a 9-year-old girl on a McDonald’s slide after asking her if she wanted to be his best friend.