Police investigate report of rape of 9-year-old on school bus

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Police are investigating a report of a rape of a 9-year-old girl on a school bus.

Police say the fourth-grader was forced to perform oral sex on a 13-year-old 9th grader. Both are students at Roberts Paideia Academy.

Cincinnati Public Schools spokeswoman Janet Walsh said the school was informed by a faxed report from the bus company several days later. The incident was then reported to the girl's mother.

Walsh says CPS officials have reviewed video tape of the bus; however, because of the angle of the camera, the alleged incident is not in view.

The boy has been removed from school and could face criminal charges.

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According to a spokesperson for the bus company, "The incident is still under investigation. We are deeply concerned that this alleged incident could occur on a school bus. The safety of the children we transport to and from school is our core value."