9-year-old boy accused of sex assault on 6-year-old girl

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A 9-year-old boy is the suspect in an alleged sex assault on a 6-year-old girl at a school in Ohio. (WLS)

A 9-year-old boy is the suspect in an alleged sex assault at a school in Ohio.

The Licking County Prosecutor and children's services are deciding what steps to take next after an administrator at Legend Elementary reported a 9-year-old male student assaulted a 6-year-old female student.

911 operator: Does she need medical attention?
Caller: She has a cut in the back of her head that appears superficial to me, although there was some bleeding but not excessive bleeding.

A Newark police report said it was a sexual assault. Authorities say the boy is in custody of children's services.

Assistant Prosecutor Jenny Gonzalez said they'll review the evidence and decide if there are possible charges, but said they normally don't prosecute a suspect under 10 years old.

School staff said that when the alleged assault happened on Monday, they quickly separated the two and treated the little girl's injuries.

911 operator: Where is the suspect now?
Caller: Here at school in a conference room.... She is in the clinic, the nurse's office.

Newark schools sent a letter to parents calling it, "an isolated incident and no other students were impacted or are in any danger."

After the investigation, it will be up to a juvenile judge or magistrate as to whether to remove the 9-year-old boy from his home.

Officials said the girl is now back home with her family.

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