Teen charged with fondling male relative, 5

Cary Ashby • Aug 21, 2014 at 9:07 PM

A 16-year-old North Olmsted boy has been arrested in connection with inappropriately touching a young male relative.

The suspect is charged with gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony if committed by an adult. The Erie County Sheriff's Office investigated the suspected incident, which happened Saturday at Edison Park on Berlin Street.

"We were notified by the parents of both the 16-year-old (suspect) and the 5-year-old victim. They are both males," Chief Deputy Jared Oliver said. "There was a family reunion at Edison Park and the incident happened in a bathroom."

Oliver said the younger boy is a relative of the suspect, who was arrested Saturday.

"He (the suspect) was interviewed by our detectives. He admitted to the allegation," he said. "He was taken to the juvenile justice center in Sandusky."

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