Columbia County investigating middle school sexual assault allegations

Four Lakeside Middle School pupils said this week that a classmate sexually assaulted them.

The resource officer for the school in Martinez called Columbia County sheriff’s deputies Thursday morning after four 12-year-old girls complained that a 13-year-old male classmate made “uninvited contact with their intimate body parts,” according to a sheriff’s office report.

The girls said the boy slapped at them or poked at them with his hands.

The boy has not been charged, but a juvenile complaint form has been filed, the report said.

The information was referred to the Criminal Investigations Division and the case is under investigation, sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said.

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