Skip to comments.Children made up story about white man urinating on black child: police
Posted on 08/25/2018 3:10:41 AM PDT by hiho hiho
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A story about a white man urinating on a 5-year-old black child and calling her a racial slur was fabricated, police said.
Grand Rapids police and prosecutors late Friday, Aug. 24 said they determined the story was not valid and said no charges would be issued against a 60-year-old man arrested following the initial report on Wednesday.
Police said several children, all 7 or younger, were playing together sometime before 6 p.m. Wednesday when one of the children urinated on the 5-year-old girl.
Kent County prosecutors said the parents of the children, in talking with them, ultimately determined the children "concocted the story to avoid trouble."
"We appreciate the conscientiousness of the parents in bringing the matter to the attention of the police, and continuing to ask their children questions as new evidence was obtained," prosecutors said.
Prosecutors said the 60--year-old man had a "verifiable alibi" from other people who vouched for his whereabouts.
The allegations, when first reported late Wednesday, caused concern across the community and NAACP leaders on Friday said the incident should be considered both a hate crime and sex assault.
In the initial report, the children told police they were playing hide-and-go-seek along Courtney Street NW, just west of Tamarack Avenue, when a man urinated on the girl through a chain-link fence.
The suspect was a person who lived in the neighborhood and did odd jobs.
"The community and members of the media were understandably interested and concerned about the allegations, Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker said.
"But this is a prime example of why it's so important to wait until all the evidence has been gathered and the criminal investigation has been completed before jumping to any conclusions," he said.
Becker said the children involved with making the complaint were first interviewed by trained specialists with the Children's Advocacy Center, but they didn't admit the truth until later when their parents talked with them further.
Another race crime that was just a hoax? I’m shocked! Shocked, I say!
i am shocked that the liars were so young. wow! poor guy had his pic splashed all over the place, too.
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Notice that no one apologized to this poor guy.
The kids are subject to anti white propaganda. What else could explain it?
Learning early to leverage their melanin.
No one did, but hey, hes just a white guy. Hes got nothing coming. /S. He probably getting death threats, and most of the A holes living around there, probably think he did it. 👎
and i have 1 more q, who actually peed in her hair? I believe i read that an adult did say that she stunk of urine. ( Hillary was not around)
This guy will have to move.
Another 5 y.o. peed on her .
..of course the tv media will ignore
the truth ....saw the original story on two newscast last night
Let those CReepers who called for legal and extralegal penalties to be visited upon the falsely accused now post their contrition.
Y’all are on record; don’t make a list necessary.
And remember this next time you’re feeling your righteousness.
thank u- the whole thing is so bizarre.
FYI some guys at Reddit have the best list Ive found.
I agree with you. The three I read was full of murderous threats.
...I also thought I saw this guy’s photo....if so, I hope he sues the dog snot out of the news stations who published it..
This is a tough one. Does the 60 year old man have any legal recourse against anyone? The police? The NAACP?
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