STORM LAKE, Iowa | A 10-year-old boy has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 5-year-old male cousin.
Storm Lake police spoke to the mother of the alleged victim Nov. 19 at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center emergency room in Storm Lake after she reported that her son had told her he was sexually assaulted in the basement of a Storm Lake home while visiting a family member on Nov. 18.
The child was referred to a Des Moines hospital for a medical exam and forensic interview.
On Monday, police met with the 10-year-old and his parent and charged the boy with second-degree sexual assault, a Class B felony. The juvenile was released to the custody of his parent, and the case has been forwarded to Buena Vista County Juvenile Court.