Child Sexual Abuse Case Summary

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On December 2nd, 2015 at approximately 1540 hours I, Investigator James Poffel was contact by Officer Jason Steele in reference to a possible child sexual abuse report he was being dispatched to at the Children’s Clinic. Officer Steele contacted me to inform me that they had a victim at the Children’s Clinic with anal bruising and possible bleeding. I told him to make contact at the Children’s Clinic to receive as much information as he could about the incident, then to contact me back. Officer Steele made contact with Doctor Stratton who advised him that he saw a juvenile patient, identified as Selena Perez. Selena was presented to the Children’s Clinic by her grandmother and legal guardian, for bloody bowel movements and bleeding around Selena’s anus. Dr. Stratton stated he checked Selena and observed the bruising around her anus area and that he knows these types of findings can be indicators of child sexual abuse. Therefore, Dr. Stratton contacted the proper authorities. DHS and law enforcement arrived on scene mad contact with the child victim and her grandmother. Selena made the statement to DHS and to her grandmother that she was doing a cartwheel at school and fell while doing so, causing bruising to her anus area. DHS then scheduled a forensic interview at Kids’ Space Child Advocacy Center in Muskogee, OK. During the forensic…show more content…
There is also concern since she has been a victim of domestic violence and sexual abuse in the past, that being removed from her mother, could be a barrier for not disclosing abuse if it were occurring. At this time there is insufficient evidence to prove or disprove that something has happened to Selena, as well as there is no disclosure about abuse or a possible perpetrator. At this time this case is being inactivated until additional information can be
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