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MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say tips from the public led to the arrest of a 29-year-old man who allegedly sexually assaulted a five-year-old boy inside a restroom at the Walgreens located at 76th and Capitol Drive.

Walgreens 76th and Capitol

Walgreens 76th and Capitol

Officials say the incident occurred around 6:25 p.m. on August 9th.

Police say the suspect followed the boy into the restroom and sexually assaulted him. After the crime, the suspect left the store, and the boy immediately told his parents what happened.

Police say at this time, there is no evidence to link this man to any other sexual assaults.

Bathroom at Walgreens at 76th and Capitol

Bathroom at Walgreens at 76th and Capitol

“Always keep an eye on your kids.  Always know where they are. If there is someone when you`re in the store who looks suspicious, report them to security,” Milwaukee Police Captain Aimee Obregon said.

MPD will present the case to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office in the coming days.

Meanwhile, FOX6 News has reached out to Walgreen’s corporate office regarding this incident — and so far, we haven’t heard back.

7 comments

  • Trinity Rain

    I don’t know if it’s just me but I still need to remain in the bathroom with my preschooler at home. I couldn’t imagine sending them to a public restroom by themselves. This is crazzzzzzzy!

    • Ms. Liv

      Exactly! I’m not comfortable with my 11 year old grandson going to a public restroom; and used to think my daughter was being over-protective. Not anymore with the way our society has evolved.

  • joe

    so the parents aren’t being charge for child endangerment. leting a 5yr go to a store bathroom alone really

  • Lorraine

    I’m so very happy they caught that animal!! I’m sure someone in his family will say he’s suffering from mental illness or he doesn’t take his meds!!! There should only be a trial to sentence this beast!!!

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