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Young Boy Accused of Sexual Assault at Boys and Girls Club

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    Boston Police are investigating a case of sexual assault at a Boys and Girls Club of Boston.

    (Published Monday, April 24, 2017)

    Boston police are investigating a case of sexual assault at a Boys and Girls Club of Boston.

    Authorities said they were called to the South Boston location on Saturday and arrested a young boy for indecent assault on another young boy.

    The club sent a note home with parents Monday afternoon telling them about the incident over the weekend and said it involved a boy from a partner organization who allegedly hurt a boy of the same age who is a club member.

    "I have a little one so it is concerning for me as a parent," said Diana Peguero, who was picking up her daughter.

    Another parent, Sydney Best, who was considering sending his daughter to the Boys and Girls Club, said the incident is "mind numbing."

    "It just goes to show there was a dark area where something was able to happen, somewhere where the children weren’t being supervised," Best said.

    The Boys and Girls Club issued a statement saying in part, "Child safety and protection is our number one priority, and we apply intense due diligence to all aspects of policy and operations to reduce risk and provide a safe, secure environment."

    Some parents say while the allegations are alarming, they're still confident that their children are safe.

    "It must have been real serious that they called police. But I’m not going to let them spoil it for this place because this place is wonderful," said June Flores.

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