WALPOLE (CBS) – Walpole police say The Home for Little Wanderers stood in the way of them investigating a sexual assault at Longview Farm, a state-run facility for at risk youth.
But officials at The Home for Little Wanderers are firing back over the alleged sexual assault on the Longview Farm Campus.
According to Walpole police, the alleged incident happened in the early morning hours of May 9 and involved a 13-year suspect and a 9-year-old victim, both boys.
Walpole Dept. Police Chief John Carmichael says Longview staffers were notified of the alleged incident around 11 a.m. that day and the two children involved were taken to two separate hospitals around 4 p.m.
But police weren’t notified until about 11 p.m., when a social worker at Norwood Hospital called for a sexual assault evidence collection kit.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports