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ONLY ON 3: Mother says son sexually assaulted by another child at daycare

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Disturbing allegations from the mother of a five-year-old boy who claims he was molested at daycare. The mom says her son came home talking about what he called a "secret place" at the daycare. Tonight, that mom is looking for answers.

To protect the identity of the five-year-old, we're going to call him Bob and not use his mother's last name.

Bob says he was at daycare when another boy sexually assaulted him. His mother, Nakia, was playing with her son when she says he put his face in an inappropriate place on her body. She asked Bob where he learned to do that. She says he told her another boy at Childcare Network on Flint Drive in Wilmington took him to the "secret spot" under a table in the classroom, and that's where he was assaulted.

Bob told her teachers put the other boy in time out. Nakia says a teacher claims she wrote up a report but never called either of the children's parents.

Nakia says as a mother she's always tried to keep her children safe.

"When elements come in, from outside, and pervert a child, I had my instincts divert to the other child, as a mother," she said. "I'm not mad at that kid. I'd rather have somebody go in and make sure he's not being abused in his home, environment or situation."

The New Hanover County Department of Social Services was notified and interviewed Nakia and her son today, but DSS would not talk with us. We also went to Childcare Network to request a copy of the report the teacher filed, but the director told us there was no report. She said any incident like this that's reported is thoroughly investigated and that they are now in the process of investigating these allegations.

We also called the teacher. She said she had no comment before we could even ask her a question, then hung up.

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To WilmingtonMAJ and others

Tried to post this once but something happened to my computer and it didn't post.

To all those who say "4-5 year olds are to young to even know what sex is" or "they are just experimenting" let me tell you a story...I have a family member (not even going to tell the relationship of her to myself to maintain privacy) she was sexually abused at the age of 3. One adult abused her while the other one watched and laughed. When she told of this to her other family members they ended up in the court systems. One of the things she told the judge was the difference between when a man is "excited" and when he is not. As in, what happens to a specific body part when a man gets excited...keep in mind that she was 3.

Now don't tell me that 3-4 year olds don't know what sex is. As far as experimenting goes I would worry more about the child that committed the acts against the other child. Where did he learn those??? I am not sure if this was a true assault from one child to another but I would definitely check into the one child's home life. I would also check on the teacher that didn't report this as he/she should have and why???

READ

Did you even read the article dufus? They are talking about two CHIDLREN! Not an adult and a child...there is a HUGE difference. Your diatribe has no bearing

but...what if this didn't

but...what if this didn't happen? things are not always true. is it possible that something could be going on right under the mother's nose? also, what if the teachers were not told about the allegations until too late?

I suppose the next thing

I suppose the next thing will be therapists coming out of the woodwork, asking everybody concerned "how do you feel about this" and telling them "You're ok and I'm ok."

Kids this young experiment

Kids this young experiment with each others bodies. It's perfectly normal. I think this mother is over reacting to something that is basically innocent.

She should ignore the situation. Making a big deal of it is just embarrasing.

daycare act

The problem is not so much kids being kids, playing doctor whatever. It may be a problem that this other child is acting out based on some other experiences he might have had with an adult. It is this that needs to be investigated, there could be some inapropreate and perhaps criminal acts that are being committed against this child.

Why WWAY did a story on it is another question.

OH please

The kids are what...4, 5. They are just playing around, they don't even know what sex is yet. Is "playing doctor" now against the law too?

By all means, let's form a

By all means, let's form a mob and go after the teacher. Kids of this age, tend to imitate what they see at home or on TV. Who can say for sure which one instigated the actions? I am sure neither of the boys even had a clue that they were doing anything out of order. The best thing to do is just explain to them that what they did was not acceptable and don't do it again. Making a big issue of the matter will simply do more harm to both boys than a simple corrective talk. I see no reason for Social services to be involved at this point. Hopefully this will not be blown out of proportion for the children's sake.

Might as well be National Enquirer

Firstly, for the comment about the teacher being prosecuted, you're assuming (much like this news station) that the teacher did something wrong or was even aware of the situation based upon a mothers conversation with her 5 year old child. Her child didn't say an adult did this, but another child. Probably a child of the same age. Is that really sexual assault? Who knows what the intent of the other child was, if it even happened. I agree that both children's families need to be looked at and this type of information reported, but you have to know about it to report it. People are so quick to jump to judgement of someone based upon who yells the loudest first. This isn't the type of thing you throw accusations around wildly about. This mother went to the news station to make them "aware" of this. Why would you do that first? And for that matter why would a news station report a story like this without any factual information? The article is poorly written and is only looking for shock value. WWAY should be ashamed of themselves for this tabloid style of reporting. Pitiful!

False Reporting

I am shocked and dismayed that any kind of reputable reporter would pick up this story with incorrect information, false allegations, and no verification of these claims. This is incredibly irresponsible reporting. WOW. Let the Department of Social Services do their job to even see if this occured, and if it did, let the families, teachers, and other helpful agencies do their job. Wow-Terrible Job on this one WWAY. Wait for the facts, the public deserves more, and local businesses, like this one, deserve the opportunity to be represented fairly and truthfully.

child

Sounds like a very paranoid parent. Kids put their faces in strange places a lot. My Grand daughter runs up behind me and sticks her face in my butt and thinks its hysterical. It is.

Probably try to sue someone next. Does he childcare get paid for by the tax payers?

Paranoid Parent?

Good Parent, Yes. Paranoid parent, maybe. But you know what, that is her child and kudos to her for being the only advocate that child has. I have a five-year-old son, and you would be amazed at how smart they are and how they can differentiate between right and wrong. Also, by that age, children have been taught where they are to be touched, but most importantly where they are NOT to be touched. I just don't see how a parent could sensationalize something like this, how did WWAY get involved?

The Teacher Should Be Prosecuted

That teacher that did not file a report or called the parents should go to jail, fired and never allowed to be around kids ever again. She should be ashamed of herself for allowing a little boy to be molested. She allowed it to happen and encouraged it by doing nothing.

Sometimes I long for "an-eye-for-and-eye" days

Please think...

You honestly think the teacher "let" anything happen? What did actually happen? It amazes me how many folks jump straight off the deep end these days over the most idiotic things. Let's list the child on the sex offender list then..... you are such an idiot!

It is obvious that you have

It is obvious that you have never work with or taught children before.

teacher

I THINK YOU NEED TO SEE THE WHOLE CONCERN AND DO NOT ALWAYS BLAME THE TEACHER, AS SOME OFILDREN THIS BEHAVIOR WAS LEARNED OR SEEN AT HOME. I THINK YOU NEED TO GO SIT IN A CLASSROOM A FEW DAYS A WEEK AND JUDGE FOR YOURSELF AND YOU WILL SEE THIS IS NOT A PART OF LESSON PLANNING IN THE SCHOOL, PUT IT WHERE IT FIRST BELONGS, A FOUR OR FIVE YEAR OLD, NEED TO CHECK OUT THE HOME OF THESE CHILDREN