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13-year-old boy charged in sexual assault
Police: Victim is 4-year-old girl; child in good health
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    Statesboro Police charged a 13-year-old male Saturday in a molestation incident involving a 4-year-old female, said Chief Stan York.
    Officers were called to East Georgia Regional Medical Center around 2:30 p.m. Saturday and spoke with a woman who told them a 13-year-old male who was "temporarily staying in her home molested her 4-year-old daughter," he said.
    Responding officers contacted Det. Ben Purvis, who also reported to the hospital to question the complainant and investigate the matter further, York said.
    After further query, Purvis arrested the teen, charging him with rape, child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes, he said.
    After processing the teen suspect was "detained by Juvenile Court Services" and transported to the Claxton Regional Youth Detention Center, where he awaits "further court action," York said.
    York said the 4-year-old victim is in good health. He did not divulge the location of the incident, which is also the victim's home address, in order to protect the victim's and offender's identities, as they are both juveniles, he said.
     The Statesboro Herald does not identify victims of sexual assault incidents regardless of the victim's age.
    The case remains under investigation, York said.

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