Second Child Sexually Assaulted

Published 07/24 2014 10:11PM

Updated 07/24 2014 11:10PM

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County - For the second time this week police in Wilkes-Barre are investigating the sexual assault of a child.   The alleged incident happened Wednesday afternoon on the 100 block of Prospect Street in Wilkes-Barre.  The mother of the victim told police it happened around 3:30.

This comes three days after a different 9-year-old girl was raped in the Heights section of the city, though police say the two incidents in are not connected.

Many of the people living on Prospect Street have been there for years and say nothing like this has ever happened.  Cora Montoro, of Wilkes-Barre, says "you never locked you door either, but now you do."  Art Cool, also of Wilkes-Barre, adds "in the last 5 years it's gone down hill, really."

Wilkes-Barre police wouldn't comment as to whether or not they arrested or charged anyone in connection with this case, but neighbors believe he was arrested and released.  Police say there is no reason for the public to be afraid because in both cases the children knew the suspects.

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