County authorities are investigating "inappropriate sexual contact" a man allegedly had with a 13-year-old girl.
Huron County Sheriff Chief Deputy Ted Patrick would only say the suspect is a family member of the victim.
The incident reportedly happened in Wakeman Township in December, but the girl's mother learned about it on Thursday. Patrick said that's because the teen disclosed it to a counselor while she was seeing the professional for an unrelated matter.
Patrick said the suspected incident was reported to the sheriff's office on Thursday.
"She's getting counseling," Patrick said. He added he 's not sure how the New London Township girl is getting along emotionally.
The Reflector is not identifying the suspect because he hasn't been charged with a crime. Detectives are investigating the incident, Patrick said.