Parent claims child sexual abuse at church-run daycare in Troy

Troy police say criminal sexual conduct investigation underway at St. Augustine's Lutheran Church Preschool


TROY, Mich. – Two weeks ago, a parent filed a report at the Troy Police Department alleging their child was abused by a daycare worker at St. Augustine Lutheran Church Preschool.

Troy police confirm the department is investigating allegations of criminal sexual conduct at the church-run daycare at Livernois and Wattles roads.

"I can't comment on the victims. I'm not going to comment on a suspect. I'm just going to comment on that there is an investigation, active investigation, into a child involved sexual assault case," said Troy Police Cpt. Bob Redmond.

Detectives say they are in the process of talking to several employees dating back several years. The Department of Human Services also notified parents about the ongoing investigation with a letter.

No one at St. Augustine's commented when Local 4 stopped by on Wednesday.

"That's why the letters, by law, are required to be sent out by Protective Child Services. We're encouraging parents that have any questions, who get those letters, to call us and if there is some belief that there could be ... that they contact us and we'll look into it," said Redmond.

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