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.