Northeast YMCA Employee Charged with Sexually Abusing Child
An employee at Northeast YMCA in Sun Prairie has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl at the facility. 19-year-old Delmonte B. Lee is charged with first-degree sexual assault of a child.
The criminal complaint states that the alleged victim’s mother contacted the Sun Prairie Police to report that her 5-year-old daughter was sexually assaulted on June 26 at the YMCA on Don Simon Drive in Sun Prairie.
The mother told officers that she was picking her daughter up from the childcare area at the YMCA and saw Lee inappropriately touching the girl. The mother and daughter then left the YMCA. She says her daughter told her and the girl’s father that Lee had repeatedly touched her inappropriately.
The mother reported this alleged abuse to the YMCA. According to the mother, the YMCA told her that they had fired Lee and that he was not permitted to return to the property. He had worked at the drop-in child watch area, according to a statement from the YMCA.
According to the criminal complaint, Lee told YMCA officials that he had sexual contact with the child.
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Legal Recourse for YMCA Sex Abuse Victims and Their Parents
As a founding partner of AbuseGuardian.com, former sex crimes prosecutor Brian Kent represents sex abuse victims and their families in civil lawsuits. Brian has offered to share some information regarding how these victims and their families can find justice:
In fields that involve adults working with children, it’s crucial to make sure all employees and volunteers are trustworthy people. Tragically, sexual predators are often found working in these fields. These predators take advantage of the trust and authority they have in order to commit heinous crimes.
Organizations like the YMCA have a legal duty to make sure the children under their watch are safe. When a child is sexually abused by an employee or volunteer, it’s important to determine if the organization failed to meet this legal duty due to negligence. The victims and their families may have grounds for a lawsuit in cases involving negligence.
If you or your child is a survivor of sexual abuse at the YMCA or in another youth organization, you can learn more about your family’s legal options by speaking with an experienced sex abuse victims attorney in a free consultation.
Location of Northeast YMCA in Sun Prairie, WI
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