CLEVELAND, Okla. - A Cleveland mother wants justice for her 5-year-old son who she says was sexually assaulted and raped at a Cleveland park.
The woman says both incidents happened in mid-March. First, she says a teenager put his hands down his pants and then wiped them on her son's face. A few days later, she tells us the same teenager raped her son, in the park known by many as "the park by the pool."
The mother says the assault was so brutal her son has already had one surgery and will need another one in the future.
"It's just almost like you died that day," she said. "Whenever that came out of his mouth, it's like your heart just fell to your feet."
Cleveland Police Department Assistant Chief Jim Hale says the department is investigating the mother's claim; however, he would not give any further comment.
Cleveland City Attorney Bryan Drummond would only say that the investigation is ongoing but authorities are looking at one person of interest.
The mother says she just wants justice.
"I want him to pay for what he's done to my son," she said. "I want him picked up. I want his fun time stopped."
2NEWS requested a copy of the police report on this incident; however, Drummond says one will not be available until the investigation is complete.
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