Child sexually assaulted on school playground

FRANKLINTON, NC Nathan Moreschi, spokesman for Franklin County Schools tells Eyewitness News the girl was assaulted on the Franklinton Elementary School playground Saturday, May 17. The playground is a community park on the weekends.

According to police reports, the girl was playing with two friends when a man she didn't know tripped her, held her to the ground and fondled her. There were no adults present when the sexual assault occurred.

The two friends told police they did not see the alleged suspect.

The school principal recently found out about the incident and sent a phone message to all parents informing them of the incident and warning them to be careful.

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