Tucson boy arrested on sexual abuse charge - Tucson News Now

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Tucson boy arrested on sexual abuse charge

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The young boy at the center of sexual abuse allegations at Naylor K-8 School in Tucson has been arrested, according to city police.

Sgt. Pete Dugan, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, confirmed the 12-year-old was arrested on a felony sexual abuse charge Monday, March 20.

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Dugan said the boy was not booked and was handed over to his parents. His name is not being released because he is a minor.

According to the interim complaint, the boy grabbed a girl on her breast and a fight broke out while a teacher was out of the room. School staff investigated, but didn't report the incident to the police.

READ MORE: Police: Officials at Tucson-area school failed to report inappropriate sexual contact between students

READ MORE: Court documents: Naylor officials allegedly ignored duty to report

Naylor Vice Principal Bernadette Rosthenhausler and Linda Archuleta, a counselor, were arrested earlier on charges of failure to report.

The complaint also said that the victim's mother came to the school and wanted to prosecute. She met with Rosthenhausler and Archuleta, who allegedly told her they were not obligated to report the incident to the police.

Instead, they provided her with the Tucson Police Department's non-emergency phone number.

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