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Published: Thursday, July 05, 2018 @ 2:29 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Springfield police are investigating a reported sexual assault at a local pool that happened over the weekend.
It took place on June 30, according to a police report, but was reported on Wednesday.
A 16-year-old girl was at the pool for a group trip. She went to the restroom and an unknown male came in behind her “and forced intercourse with child/victim,” according to the police report.
It also stated the young girl screamed, punched and slapped the man to make him stop and “he told her if she told he would get a gun and kill her.” He then left the restroom.
The victim told police she did not tell anyone because she was afraid.
The male suspect is described a black male with tattoos on his neck, arms and chest.
The victim also said she believes the suspect is a sex trafficker and his name is “Greg.”
Cox Media reached out to National Trails and Park District Thursday morning and was provided the following statement by National Trail Parks and Recreation Director Leann Castillo:
“National Trail Parks and Recreation District’s highest priority is the safety and security of our patrons at Splash Zone. We first learned of this situation from the WHIO reporter this morning. Our onsite staff and agency did not receive reports of any incidents of this nature occurring at the Aquatic Center.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Springfield Police at 937-324-7716.
Published: Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 3:05 AM
TODAY: Lots of clouds around this morning with a stray shower possible and temperatures rising out of the 60s. Some isolated areas of fog are also possible.
“The Miami Valley is still under the influence of a low pressure system to our south, so a few hit or miss showers are likely today, mainly in the afternoon”, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs.
It will be a cooler than normal afternoon in the upper 70s, but still quite muggy. Chance for showers diminish tonight, but clouds linger. Staying mild and muggy with lows in the middle 60s and the possibility of a few areas of patchy fog redeveloping.
TOMORROW: Tuesday will be very similar to Monday with mostly cloudy skies and the slight chance for a few passing showers, mainly in the afternoon. Highs for the day around 80 degrees and muggy.
WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy skies with the slight chance of a passing shower again, especially east. A few rumbles of thunder are also a possibility with any shower. Highs for the day reach into the lower 80s and still muggy.
THURSDAY: Sun and some clouds for the day, a bit warmer and muggy with highs in the middle 80s. An approaching cold front may bring a few showers or storms later in the day.
FRIDAY: Partly sunny and warm with lowering humidity. Highs peak around 80 degrees.
Published: Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 5:08 AM
Updated: Monday, July 16, 2018 @ 5:38 AM
XENIA — UPDATE @ 5:40 a.m: Fire crews battled flames from a house fire that occurred on Omard Drive early Monday morning.
OTHER LOCAL NEWS: Good Samaritan Hospital has officially closed
The incident was dispatched as a working fire in the 1400 block just before 5 a.m., per initial reports.
According to our crew, there is apparent damage to the structure that also exposed to a nearby home, causing damage to that structure as well.
We’ll continue to update this story with more details as they become available.
We are responding to a report of a house fire on Omard Drive in Xenia.
Published: Thursday, July 19, 2018 @ 5:16 AM
Updated: Monday, July 23, 2018 @ 2:37 AM
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Published: Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 11:03 PM
MIDDLETOWN — Middletown police are warning residents about a group of teens pulling people over impersonating police officers.
Police made the public warning on its Facebook page on Sunday evening.
Police said four white teens are driving around Middletown in a blue or gray convertible that has a light on the dashboard as well as a loud speaker and air horn.