12-year-old says she was sexually assaulted at Livonia rec center

- A 12-year-old says she was sexually assaulted at the Livonia Rec Center last weekend and now is bullied at school for reporting the incident.

Livonia police is investigating the alleged sex assault between a 14-year-old who is a student at her school and the girl, on Sunday night at the center. 

"This kid came in and stuck his hands in my pants," she said. "And I never said it was okay and I told him no and to stop and he still (did) it."

The two children were playing basketball at the rec center and after that, went to the "tree fort" area with others and that is where the alleged assault took place. 

"I have to see him every day, it scares me," she said. "It makes me uncomfortable."

It was reported to school officials the next day at Emerson Elementary School where both of them attend. The school would not confirm the incident or if there would be any disciplinary action occurred due to school privacy laws.

The girl's mother says that her daughter has been victim shamed at school. 

"It's disgusting, these kids think it is a joke and she is not taken seriously," her mother said. "They have been horrible to her, making her feel like it is her fault."

"I know that there are a few girls in my grade that have already lost their virginity at this age," said the girl. "It is terrible to think about. You're only 12 or 13 in middle school. That shouldn't be something you are doing now."

Livonia police are investigating the incident as a sexual assault. There are no charges right now, that will be decided by the county prosecutor. 

FOX 2 spoke to the mother of the accused boy who said claims of the alleged sexual assault is "absolutely false."

The allegations are shocking, said Livonia Mayor Dennis Wright. 

"This doesn't happen here," Wright said. "Where this is going, the police will make a sound decision and I have all the faith in the world in them."

For now, both children are attending school as the investigation continues.
 

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