Juvenile Charged With Sexual Assault

A Storm Lake juvenile has been charged for sexually assaulting his cousin.

The Storm Lake Police Department took a report in the early morning hours of Sunday, November 19th. Police met with the reporting party at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center Emergency Room, who alleged that her five-year-old child disclosed to her that he had been sexually assaulted while visiting a family member in Storm Lake on or about November 18th in the basement of a Storm Lake residence.

The victim was referred to Blank’s Children’s Hospital in Des Moines for a medical exam and forensic interview. The investigation alleges that the victim’s cousin, identified as a ten-year-old male of Storm Lake was the suspect in the sexual assault.

On Monday evening of this week, police met with the ten-year-old male and his parent, and subsequently charged the boy with 2nd Degree Sexual Assault, a class B felony. The juvenile was released to the custody of his parent, pending a court date.

The Sexual Assault Response Team assisted in the investigation. The case has been forwarded to the Juvenile Court Authority.