Mom: Special needs son sexually assaulted at summer camp

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A special needs boy in Ohio says another child attending a summer camp followed him into a bathroom and sexually assaulted him. (KTRK)

Investigators are looking into allegations a special needs child was sexually assaulted at a summer day camp hosted by the city of Youngstown, Ohio.

The boy's mother says her son, who suffers from autism, told her that another child followed him into the bathroom and assaulted him, WKBN-TV reports. The mom immediately reported the claim to police and took her son to the hospital.

The mom now hopes that her son's disability doesn't pose challenges for detectives looking into the accusations.

"We're using all the resources available to us to overcome those hurdles and we hope that we can get all the information that we need," Youngstown Police Chief Robin Lees said.

WKBN says the Youngstown Parks Department, which runs the camp, and officials with other agencies have been unwilling to discuss the allegations.

The boy's mom says she is considering legal action.

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