Redford police witness sexual activity between 17-year-old boy, 3-year-old boy, officials say

Timothy Austin charged with accosting 3-year-old boy

A 17-year-old boy was taken into custody. (WDIV)

REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - A 17-year-old boy was taken into custody after a Redford police officer witnessed sexual activity between him and a 3-year-old boy, according to authorities.

Officers were called around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday to the area of Lola and Garfield roads in Redford Township.

An officer saw a stroller near a bridge and went under the bridge, where he witnessed sexual activity between the two boys, police said. Timothy Anthony-Gabouri Austin was taken into custody, police said.

Austin is also accused of removing some of the child's clothing, officials said.

The two boys know each other, officials said. Police said they don't believe this was a random act, so there is no threat to the public.

Austin is charged with accosting for indecent purposes, a felony with a maximum penalty of four years in prison, and indecent exposure, a one-year misdemeanor.

He is expected to be arraigned Saturday in 34th District Court in Romulus.

Officials took the 3-year-old boy to a nearby hospital for an examination. He had no physical injuries and was turned over to his father, police said.

Redford detectives are investigating the case. They're waiting for a warrant request from the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.

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