Monday, November 21, 2011

6-Year-Old Boy Groped Inside Central Park Playground Bathroom

  A young child was allegedly groped near a bathroom in the Ancient Playground, at 5th ave and E85st. Police leaving playground after investigating.
Police are investigating alleged groping of a six-year-old child in the bathroom of Ancient Playground in Central Park located on Fifth Avenue and 84th Street. Parents said the kids-only bathrooms at the playground are often closed.

Until the 70's all Parks Department's comfort stations had a bathroom attendant. (Photo: Andrew Savulich/New York Daily News)


A 6-year-old boy was groped inside Central Park Sunday morning, police sources said, according to the New York Daily News.

The boy was leaving the bathroom at Ancient Playground, near the Metropolitan Museum of Art, about 9:15 a.m. when a man grabbed his buttocks and fled, sources said.

The boy’s mother did not witness the incident. There were no arrests.

Parents said the kids-only bathrooms at the playground are often closed — like they were Sunday afternoon — forcing children to use the adjacent adult restrooms.

“They need to make sure these bathrooms are opened up,” said Grace Ninger, 45, of Greenwich Village, as she watched her 10-year-old son and 8-year-old twinsdaughter and son.

“That horrifies me, because we're here every Sunday.”

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Kids-only bathrooms are often closed, parents say
New York Daily News - November 21, 2011 - By Rocco Parascandola, Jennifer H. Cunningham & Barry Paddock

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