Family of 11-year-old sexual assault victim upset alleged attacker released

Published: Oct. 23, 2021 at 10:29 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - The family members of an 11-year-old sexual assault victim are frustrated that the alleged 14-year-old attacker was released less than a day after arrest.

“We’re angry, we’re upset, we’re hurt,” one family member identified only as Janet to protect the victim’s identity said. “I don’t understand how a brutal crime can be committed and they’re allowed to walk the streets and the victim is like, they seem like they’re the one that’s in trouble.”

The case involves both a teen and a pre-teen so police will not be releasing the names or identifying information about the victim or the alleged attacker.

The family member of the victim explained her frustration.

“Just how disappointed I am in this whole, the way this whole thing has been handled. How disappointed I am in the justice system,” she says. “Just, I’m just at a loss for words seriously because I don’t understand how you let a criminal out to only turn around and do this to someone else.”

FOX19 NOW will be following up with the juvenile court as well as the prosecutor’s office.

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