Mom says 2-year-old sexually assaulted at Vancouver day care

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Posted on October 7, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 7 at 1:10 PM

VANCOUVER -- A woman says her 2-year-old girl was sexually assaulted at a day care in Vancouver last Friday night.

Vancouver police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said the case has been handed over to the Children's Justice Center, which specializes in these types of investigations.

The child's mother told KGW the toddler complained of pain after they picked her up from the "Parents Night Out" event at the Clark County Family YMCA. They took her to Salmon Creek Medical Center and there were signs of sexual abuse, the mother said.

Police confirmed that they responded to the hospital and took a report.  There was no word on a suspect.

The YMCA on Monday confirmed that they were aware of the reported incident and VP Bruce Patton released this statement: "The YMCA will cooperate fully with the Child Protective Services and law enforcement investigations. The safety of our kids, participants and workers is our top priority.”

The Parents Night Out event is held every month at the Vancouver facility. Parents can pay a small fee for childcare from 6 to 9 p.m. which includes craft projects, games, and swimming monitored by YMCA staff. The online event description does not explain how many staff members work during the session, only that there are a limited number of participants allowed, so parents must pre-register.

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