Oshkosh Police have arrested a 75-year-old man on charges of 1st Degree Sexual Assault of a Child and False Imprisonment.
Police say the man worked at the YMCA, located on 3303 W 20th Ave. Police say the suspect was currently working in the YMCA’s child drop off daycare center. The suspect has apparently worked at the YMCA for several years in different capacities.
Oshkosh Police say officers got information on Wednesday that an employee had inappropriate conduct with a child on November 27th. Police began investigating and they say investigators are working with Winnebago County District Attorney’s Office and staff at the YMCA on this case.
The suspect was taken into custody Thursday night.
The YMCA of Oshkosh issued a statement about the case:
“We are dismayed and appalled upon learning of the allegations against an employee. Upon learning of concerns regarding their conduct, the Oshkosh Community YMCA began an internal investigation that led to contacting the Oshkosh Police Department.
Based upon our investigation, the employee was terminated as an employee of the Oshkosh Community YMCA. We are cooperating fully with authorities as they continue their investigation.
Our focus now is providing care and assistance to our YMCA families and staff. Those with questions or concerns regarding this situation are urged to contact the Oshkosh Police Department.”
If any parent believes that their child may have been a victim of this type of inappropriate conduct, they should contact the Oshkosh Police Department at 920-236-5700. Detective Pettit is currently the lead detective assigned to this case.