Local boy, 12, accused of sexually abusing sister, 6

Cary Ashby • May 23, 2014 at 1:07 PM

The Huron County Sheriff's Office arrested a 12-year-old Collins boy this week on an allegation he sexually abused his sister.

Deputies received a call at 9:19 p.m. Saturday about a suspected incident of sexual assault or gross sexual imposition. Detective Kayla Zander, who investigated the case with Detective Rich Larson, said the 6-year-old Collins victim and one of her parents came to the station about an offense that happened the same day.

"I believe there were events in the past," Zander said.

Those allegations remain under investigation.

"There were admissions made in the case," Detective Sgt. Josh Querin said.

Zander said detectives arrested and identified the girl's older brother as the suspect based on what the victim told them. The Collins boy was charged with gross sexual imposition and transported to the Seneca County Youth Center. Gross sexual imposition would be a third-degree felony if committed by an adult.

"I don't think we've had issues with him in the past," Zander said about the boy.

Huron County Children Services assisted detectives with the investigation.

"I appreciate Detective Zander and Detective Larson responding in a timely manner in their off time to investigate the complaint and bring quick resolution to a tragic event," Sheriff Dane Howard said.

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