Teen charged with raping child at Ohio McDonald's

November 14, 2011 - 11:05 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities in southwest Ohio have charged a 13-year-old boy with raping a 5-year-old girl at a McDonald's play area.

The Hamilton County sheriff's office said Monday that the alleged assault occurred Oct. 29 at a McDonald's in the Cincinnati suburb of Anderson Township. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Barnett says the girl's grandmother was nearby in the restaurant at the time.

The owner of the McDonald's says in statement that he was upset to learn of the situation. Owner Judson Pickard says he is cooperating with investigators.

Barnett says the boy's parents brought him to the sheriff's office last week after authorities released a security camera photo of the suspect. Barnett says the boy was taken to the juvenile detention center.

Messages were left Monday for juvenile court officials.