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Mitzi Johanknecht

Sexual assault investigation leads to daycare


(Shoreline) King County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating a sexual assault that was reported to have occurred to a 5 year old a girl at a daycare in Shoreline. (C17012629)


On Monday morning the girl’s mother dropped her off at a daycare center in the 14500 block of Westminster Way N in Shoreline.  She picked her up just before 6pm.

When the girl and mother were home, the girl complained of vaginal pain. The child made statement to the mother that made the mother concerned about sexual abuse.  The mother drove the girl to Seattle Children’s Hospital where she was examined.   A social worker at the hospital notified police who responded to the hospital.

Detectives contacted employees of the daycare early Tuesday morning and conducted interviews. Department of Social and Health Services officials are working with the Sheriff’s Office on the investigation and ensuring safety protocols at the daycare are being followed.  No arrests have been made at this time.

Detectives will be working with DSHA to contact the parents of the other children who attend the daycare to see if there are any additional victims.   If you have any information about this case, please call the King County Sheriff’s Office at 206-296-3311.