Saturday, December 13, 2014

Dad sexually assaults 5-year-old son (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)


Man Sexually Assaults 5-Year-Old Son Inside Home: Police

By David Chang

Police are investigating the sexual assault of a five-year-old boy in Mayfair and they say the child's father is the suspect. (Published Saturday, Dec 13, 2014)

Saturday, Dec 13, 2014 • Updated at 10:47 PM EST

A young boy is in the hospital after he was sexually assaulted by his own father, according to police.

The 5-year-old boy was inside a home on the 7100 block of Akron Street in Philadelphia around 2:23 p.m. when he was sexually assaulted by his 55-year-old father, investigators said.

The boy was taken to St. Christopher’s Hospital for evaluation. Neighbors told NBC10 the boy lives at the home with his father and mother.

"I can't understand why anybody would even want to do that," said John Sharp, one of the neighbors. "That's beyond my grasp. I honestly can't comprehend why anyone does that."

The Special Victims Unit is currently investigating the incident. No arrests have been made at this time. Officials have not yet revealed where the child’s father currently is.