Ohio Teen Arrested For Allegedly Raping 5-Year-Old Girl At McDonald’s

CINCINNATI, Ohio (CBS Cleveland/AP) — Authorities in southwest Ohio have charged a 13-year-old boy with raping a 5-year-old girl at a McDonald’s play area.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the alleged assault occurred Oct. 29 at a McDonald’s in the Cincinnati suburb of Anderson Township. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Barnett says the girl’s grandmother was nearby in the restaurant at the time.

Judson Pickard, the owner of the McDonald’s location, said in a statement that he will cooperate fully with the investigation.

“The safety and well-being of my customers, especially children, is extremely important,” he said. “As a parent myself, I was very upset to learn about this situation.”

Barnett says the boy’s parents brought him to the sheriff’s office last week after authorities released a security camera photo of the suspect. Barnett says the boy was taken to the juvenile detention center.

The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office declined further comment to CBS Cleveland, as it is a pending case in juvenile court.

CBS Cleveland also reached out to the Anderson Township Police Department for comment.

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  • fisherKing

    13 years old is hardly a boy. He should face adult charges. Don’t fall into the Edmund Kemper trap.

    • TheAcaciaStrain

      Adult charges at 13?!!?! are you out of your mind. Do you ultra liberals have no shame? My God…

      • Jayne

        What if it was YOUR five year old he raped? Wonder how you would feel then about adult charges. We aren’t talking shop lifting here. Why would you even defend something like that?


        Ultra liberal? Really? Sounds more like an ultra-conservative to me. You know, law and order and all that.

      • Emma K.

        Idiots! @ 13 y/o you’re old enough to now what’s right n wrong! This has nothing to do w/ being lib or conservative..Unless the 13 y/o kid is mentally handicap he may get lesser sentence. If he has no excuse, he should be tried as an adult. In California, even if a child has down syndrome or any mental handicap, if he or she has done anything of sexual nature to any students, it is an automatic expulsion w/ criminal consequences like sexual harassment or worse!

      • Elias

        Liberals??? Hell, I am a rabid libertarian. Swing him. Best to kill a virus before it causes more damage…

      • RoBoTech

        navadabob, you just made my point about ultraliberals (Socialists) like you.
        Hate America, Hate the Constitution, and Hate the Rule of Law.
        Thank you for showing, once again, how INSANE you Socialists are.

      • billy zeus

        lets see if.acaciastain supports nambla.
        what mystery religion are you a menber of?
        maby you should “pass through the fire”…

      • jimspriggs

        Let shope something like that affects your family . Then we will see a change of attitude

    • mrslssfan

      13 is not an Adult. He should be tried as a child and sentenced as such. If that means increasing the penalty on child laws then we should do that. But by definition he is not an adult. If he doesn’t have the rights of an adult (vote, drink and/or drive) then he shouldn’t be punished with those penalties of an adult. If he knew that rape was wrong (which he probably did) then he should be able to understand the voting process. No, I am not heartless. What he did was wrong and horrible. His parents failed him.

      • Donna

        I agree, a 13 year old should not for any reason be tried as an adult. That is a child who made a terrible mistake. The authorities should be investigating what has occurred in this child’s life that would cause him to even consider raping a 5 year old and then charge the adults responsible for THAT as well as with this crime. I wouldn’t be opposed to charging his parents either because, in my opinion, if your 13 year old child is the type of kid who would rape a 5 year old then there is a problem with your parenting methods deserving of criminal consequences. Period. Because either you have caused this child to be like this by abuse or neglect that allowed them to be abused by someone else.

      • Gemma

        This kid RAPED a 5-year-old. HELL NO. He should be tried as an adult. He is a teenager, he is old enough to know what is innappropriate touching, and by the way, this isn’t some 12-year-old girl he raped—it’s a FIVE year old, practically still a baby. That is sick and disgusting and this kid has obvious psychological problems.

      • No Spam

        yes.. you are right about that. The parents definitely failed him and society for that matter.

    • Anna

      I wholeheartedly agree! I’ve never understand why corrective measures are based on age and not commensurate with the act itself. It is tremendously irresponsible and harmful to the safety and well-being of a society for governing authorities to resist exacting punishment on minors because of things like “emotional immaturity” or an insisted inability to comprehend their behavior. There are 45-year-olds with the emotional intelligence of 12-year-olds who face adult charges for their actions. Why not mitigate their penalties? Why bother to discipline dangerously rogue members of a society at all? The United States is going to fall to pieces with nothing left but a cloud of a once-great empire if some things don’t change for the better. This breaks my heart.

    • Commie

      If he is to be treated as an adult, he should have the right to vote as well.

      Keep a balance between rights and responsibilities.

      If you say he knows what is right and wrong in sexual cases, then he should be legally allowed to have sex, right?

  • TheRealKingMax

    Get the facts first, THEN lynch him.

    • Daniel

      As long as you end his life now. A rapist at 13? He will be a blight on society his entire life – just end his life now and spare the future victims of this animal.

      • Yuda

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    • Chriss P.

      very well put. he should pay for what he did to the full extent of what he did. that little girl is the one hurt. but we don’t have any idea what could cause a 13 year old to do something as horrendous as rape a baby. if he was an adult i would most likely say lynch him now but hes not hes a kid and he still has a chance to be a better person. AFTER he pays the price and it does need to be a huge price. someone really should look at his parents because i feel for a kid to do something so violent and especially sexually based would most likely involve some sort of actions or ignorance on the parents parts.

  • Maury


    • Smuggler

      Oh, Maury…

  • Christine

    This is not about race people. This is about a 13 year old who did something so dispicable and disgraceful that once again shows that America is failing. We are failing because parents aren’t parents anymore and let their kids watch innapropriate things and see actions from their surroundings that sends a message that its ok to harm another human life. This country should be ashamed to what its future will be. Kids with cell phones, youtube, and watching reality tv of violence. I’m ashamed to say I;m American anymore and fearful for how we will be treated by our future.

    • SH

      Get the unions out of our classrooms and the government out of our living rooms and parents can be parents. The problem is so many people are afraid to discipline their kids because of fear they will be taken away.

    • Edgar Friendly

      well said Christine.

    • chris

      I agree, parents are not rising to the occasion. There is a sense of entitlement and general lowered expectations of parents to be guides in a ever increasingly complex world. There’s always been ‘bad seeds’ as it were but there is a definite increase of lack of empathy and control as we strive to find a medical reason for everything and throwing parents accountability out of the window. When a kid breaks something maliciously, kills a small animal (and dont gasp, this is more commonplace than you think) or hurts someone, there are less and less parents willing to punish children before they grow into teen or adult monsters. And that is what the world will end up being populated with unless we do something drastic like holding parents accountable and co-trying them in court (since they are the legal guardians) along with children, or allowing some people to be parents, or worse. Unless there is a social awakening that yes, that child that you are the protector and guide of, you occasionally have to be very strict with or sit on top of their head sometimes until they understand something, it may well come to that. This kid was just let go too far and he’s done something terrible, and now 2 kids are going to pay for parent’s negligence, and society is worse for it.

      • Donna

        Exactly. Well said!

      • Chriss P.

        thank you don’t lessen what the boy did but consider what couldve been if his parents they should have been. could have saved two children from this

    • Elias

      This particular demographic of our society is notorious for rape. In fact, the music they listen to glorifies rape and murecder and mayhem. in 2007, the latest available DOJ results, it showed that black males raped 37,460 caucasian[Anglo, Asian and Latino] women. During that same period, ZERO black women were raped by Caucasians… Yep, 0…

      Stop the political correct crap. I do not even need to see the pics anymore to determine what demographic did the crime. As a whole, they celebrate this and there is no place on earth, where this problem does not plague them, and everyone around them…

      • Saul Goode

        I read the same statistics. Same for years ’06. To say this isn’t about race is idealist and academic. The practical argument tells a different story. People can take account of all the little variables and guess that if this were different or that were different then blacks could live in peace with Caucasians and Asians, and try to fold reality into a world view that says all people are equal. Yet, the bitter fact remains: there is no country on Earth where the influence of Blacks is a net positive on civilized society. Not one. Start with Liberia if you want to take a legitimate look. Then ask, who is the Shakespeare of Uganda? The Galileo of Ghana? Where is the African flying buttress? The great African sailing ships? Even the earliest indisputable use of the control of fire isn’t to be found in Africa but Europe, specifically France. Bottom line, all citizens of a civilized society should be civilized or not given the full rights of citizenship.

      • Stephanie

        You pack of racist jackals! I just read headlines yesterday that boy scout leader who molested boys had images on child porn on his hard drive. HE WAS CAUCASIAN! As a matter of fact, of the pedophiles who are charged in this area, most of them are white. Now, am I to assume that white males not only rape the earth by draining it completely of its natural resources, but they also feast on little boys for sport? ABSOLUTELY NOT! There is no place on earth, where people are not plagued with problems.

        By the way, of that percentage in 2007, how many white women were raped by white men? Does race really matter in cases of rape? Really, people like you should crawl off and die!

      • Ron

        @Stephanie – Ha! Nice attempt at steering attention away from facts. White men “rape” the earth? Tell that to the Brazillians and the Chinese – they love liberal whiner revisionists such as yourself.

  • Indy Anna

    My heart goes out the the little girl and her family. The boys parents turned him in. This is a heartbreak for them as well. Their child is sick. None of us expect our children to act out so violently. All concerned need our prayers.

    • Alberson

      This crime is a product of our Hollyweird culture the over-sexualizes everything and which promotes uninhibited sexual conduct by children. This boy was probably in eighth grade – I know in my rural country school system eighth graders have been busted for ‘sexting’. The sexualizing of our children started long ago, and like a rampant disease, it has swept our nation. We will not see a stop to this sort of thing until we do something about the amoral entertainment media that saturates this country.

      • Bob Bobby

        Very well stated and unfortunately too many people are led to believe that it’s not true and whatever crap is put on tv is fine, it can’t do harm. They don’t realize it is conditioning and programming people without them even knowing it. It tells them what is acceptable and not acceptable. It’s nearly impossible to watch an hour of tv without the words murder, death, or sex showing up, even watching a “family” network because though the show you are watching may be fine, surely the commercials will spout this in front of your children. & who runs Hollywood (hollywood is a type of wood used to make magic wands btw) are those try to lead this nation to ruin & tied in w/ the bankers of course.

      • Frankie D

        So true.

      • OnlyTheTruth

        True and agree with everything except the use of amoral. I will go so far as to say IMMORAL

      • slimpicnic

        Advertisers pay millions to get their product in front of you for a minute or less because they know the visual power of TV. To think that the primary content in a show is not absorbed and affecting behavior is beyond ignorant. We are reaping what was sown in the sexual revolution. The “freedom” is now making a generations of slaves to sexual desire.

    • lukuj

      Id o think we need to give the family credit for turning in the boy. As for trying him as an adult, if he is old enough to rape, he is old enough to take full punishment for the crime. The child will feel the full effects of the rape even though her rapist was 15. I don;’t care what race or creed the boy is, the society we live in along with the disregard for morals and over- sexualization of society helps makes horrific things like this become more frequent.

      • Areed

        Here is my only problem with trying him as an adult, if he is tried as an adult, he must serve as an adult in adult prison. What do you think will happen to him there? and he WILL be released again into society after that. I think there is a possibility the boy may have been raped himself and in trying to cope with and understand why a rapist might do such a thing, he repeated the process, in turn of course harming someone else…Not that it is an excuse but it is an argument for psychiatric treatment rather than throwing him away.

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  • Bucksaw

    Punishment for rapists and child molesters; sexual reassignment surgery. Then they can be on the receiving end.

    • sniper310

      Best solution I’ve ever seen… sure to lower recivitism

  • Gibbs Bentley

    Doesn’t matter the race of the kid just that he is kept away from others for a very very long time. Predation as that is something that is incurable. You can never trust him again. —– http://911essentials.com

  • Ronaldo

    He has to be white. No other parent would have turned in their own kid.

  • FreudianSlip

    You simply cannot let your children out of your sight if you want to make sure they are not harmed by others.

    • never ending fight for freedom


  • Sad story

    When my wife was 8, a 12 year old neighbor boy raped her/without coercion. She told me 25 years later, and I almost called the police in that town, alerting them there was a possible “now” adult pervert to watch for. I decided not to as this was along time ago and they were kids. I hope I was right.

    • CashRules


      • Lindsey

        Cashrules: What the hell is wrong with you? I’ll tell you what… you’re a classless lowlife.

      • CashRules

        i’m just saying, its funny to report something like this 25 years after the fact.

        its not funny that it happened tho

      • John_B

        Funny? I think not. With the support of her husband, maybe this guy can be found and any current events be uncovered. Besides that, I am not sure what the statute of limitations is and how it works in her former home town. Anyway, think before you speak next time.

    • Truthe Detector

      I don’t believe you

      • Truth Detector

        And I don’t believe anyone who can’t spell Truth…

  • archer

    I dare say his parents belong to a union in ohio……………………….

  • conservitivemom

    Stop for a moment Adults. Have you thought that maybe this boy has been raped/molested himself? Children are rarely born Monsters. It’s more likely that monsterous things were done to him and he is reinacting them out. 13 is hardly an adult. He should be punished for his actions and that poor little girl will never be the same. But someone also needs to look into his life to see why he did this. He was probably once a 5 year old victim too. Most children who commit sexual acts on other children were molested by other people. As a mom, I do feel compasion for both children.

    • Don

      Research doesn’t bear out your claim that a child that abuses was abused.

      • m

        Yes research does support the fact that abused child will also abuse! I am a mother of a 5 year old girl and 13 year old boy, so I can relate!! I must say that a 13 year old boy thinking of sex is totally different than a 13 year old raping a young girl. I feel sorry for both! I do believe this young boy (and yes he is still a baby himself) has been a victim once his self. Yes maybe video games, and TV, and sex ed, movies and all the smut out their would get our young society thinking about sex but I believe it took a little more than that to put the seed of violence in this young boy!. Now we have 2 CHILDREN that will need a lot of help to get threw this. Don’t get me wrong this boy needs to be punished for his actions but he also needs help!! Somewhere at some point some one where it was his parents or society has let this young man fall threw the cracks :(

    • John in Tulsa

      Well, if he was raped or molested, I guess his violent rape of a 5 year old is excusable, or at least we should have compassion and mitigate any punishment. After all, people are just animals – no better, no worse – and we run on instinct, and the belief that we somehow are able to control our actions and make independent decisions are as mythical as that crazy idea that we were created by God (and given free-will).

      • Brent

        Ever heard of a pre-frontal cortex?
        Google it before you pretend to know what you’re talking about

      • Tickle

        Brent, I think John’s sarcasm may have been lost on you.

  • Heather

    I am a black conservative but maybe liberals are right. You people are racists. I know some blacks commit crime, maybe even disproportionately. However, there are many other no goods in all races. I want to but have a hard time believing that I am being judged by my character with when it comes to white people. Reading conservative comments on Druge linked web pages has confirmed that I can’t trust you wonderful people, anymore than I can the black thug walking down the street at night. I have never committed a crime in my life (above a speeding ticket) yet I am a “filthy degenrate beast(s) with hands”. Nice.

    • http://destructure.wordpress.com destructure


      Who do you think you’re fooling? You’re not a “black conservative”. You’re a white liberal posing as a black conservative.

    • Duke

      Sir, being a white conservative, I agree with your statements and apologize for those of my race with their narrow little minds. Grant you, we have extreme racism in both our races and I doubt if either of them will ever compromise. But if you are a man of faith, we know how it will be one glorious day! As for these children, instead of many of these posters arguing racists idiocy, they should be praying for the children’s recovery, both spiritual and mental. Shame on the adults and their self serving actions!

      • Truthe Detector

        Apology accepted, moron

      • Truth Detector

        If I couldn’t spell such a simple word as “Truth” I definitely wouldn’t refer to another as a moron…

    • Alberson

      Heather, I dare say that there are many more conservatives who read these articles without bias than do. Remember, racism is not confined to any one race, religion (or none), or political preference. Let the bigots of all stripes wallow in their misery, and walk tall, secure in the knowledge that you are an independent thinker who will make her own way through life regardless of what others think.

    • Octavius Jeters

      Haethar- you go girl-tell whitey what it is going on UP IN HERE, and what not.
      Like you, i need to be afraid of white folks at night when walking about in their finest neighborhoods. Whites be crazy.

      • John_B

        You are joking right? Heather makes a good point, almost a plea for tolerance from both sides and you just spout off like a bigot. You are either a plant from some hate group (KKK), or from some hate group on the other side of the spectrum We need to come up with a term that encompasses both the KKK and the New Black Panther Party (are they extremists?) and start lumping them together like two alley cats tied at the tail. Let them take each other down and leave us alone.

    • John_B

      Heather, I am sorry for all of the fools that post as if they know someone based on something as trivial as the color of their skin. The superiority complex that has infected our culture is a curse. It may not have started with reality T.V., but it certainly went viral with its help. Just know that the vast majority of people (black yellow red, white) that use Drudge to find articles worth reading would come to your aid no matter the situation. I may be dreaming, but I believe this to be true.

      • Heather

        John B., i know you are a sissy, but a beautiful sissy. A knight in shining armor sissy.

      • John_B

        believe what you want Heather, but it isn’t an offer, it is instinct.

  • jtripodous

    This kid is sick and I can only guess that this kid was abused himself of exposed to some kind of porn – how else could he have known what he was doing.

    Penn State could use a kid like him.

    • Coach

      Thanks jTrip, we are looking into this particular athlete. What is his 40 time?

  • alllen

    Hey does Jerry Sandusky of Penn State have any nephews that are teenagers? Living in Ohio? Just curious…

  • chris

    EXACTLY why ALL porn should be banned from the internet.

    • http://gaslamppost.wordpress.com the gaslamp post

      Porn is not to blame here, any more than automobiles are responsible for drunk driving deaths. If this kid had such access to it via the internet, then would that not be the fault of his parents?

      Blaming inatimate objects for our own behavior is irresponsible.

    • Ralph Malph

      Comments like this are exactly why all idiots should be banned from the internet. See how that works?

      • Tarsk

        Yeah. If you were banned from the internet, Ralph, it would be a better place.

    • Lost innocence

      To tell you the truth, you are right. No one is bettered as a human being by having seen any porn. America will never have God’s blessing as long as it is so easily accessible. If it exists in the future it needs to be at the top of the tallest mountain with surveillance cameras that broadcast it’s customers paying $200 per magazine or DVD. Speaking of which welfare needs to be just as difficult to obtain.

      • chris

        So it’s porn’s fault? People were being animals long before the internet and porn was invented.

    • castrate all rapists

      Actually, porn helps prevent rapes if anything. A guy gets off by himself doesn’t feel the need to go get forceful with someone.

      • Susan

        Yeah, sorry. Every law enforcement profiler in the world would disagree with you on this. The FBI and The Center for Missing & Exploited Children put out a report that very directly contradicts this assertion.

    • Smuggler

      It will still exist in some way on the internet. Just as child porn is banned on the internet, one way or another, pedophiles can and will find it.

  • CashRules


    how do you jusitfy treating 13 year old as an adult when he commits the crime, but treat a 13 year old as a child when they are a victim to a crime.

    you can’t have it both ways

    • John in Tulsa

      Okay; I take it back, CashRules. THIS is the most stupid post I’ve seen (now, in addition to you occupying Wall Street and a park bench, you now occupy #1 & #2 positions in the Idiotic Postings category… congratulations). I’m an attorney, and I can tell you for a FACT that the law doesn’t give a damn about the victim’s age. If you murdered w/ pre-meditation a 99 year old who would’ve died tomorrow, you would get the exact same penalty (in your respective state) as if you murdered a 32 year old or a 3 year old. Wanting people who commit adult crimes to be tried as an adult is not “hav[ing] it both ways,” as you so eloquently put it.

      • CashRules

        the law does care about ages. If you were actually a lawyer, you’d know that

      • John in Tulsa

        I am a lawyer, and I just gave you an prime example as to why you are wrong. So instead of saying, “No, you’re wrong” and acting your mental age (I’m guessing 2), why don’t you EXPLAIN why what I have said is not the case.

      • CashRules

        you’re wrong because you said the law isn’t concerned with age. there is no reason for further explanation or examples. deal with it.

      • Atom&Yves

        HA! Cash got no game, John.

      • txcyclone

        The law is only concerned with age when there is a $ amount involved… and those are civil suits…. not prosecutions!

      • Domino Effect

        I think CashRules needs to learn how to read…

        He said the law isn’t concerned with the VICTIM’S AGE, meaning the victim is not the one on trial here (supposing the case does go to trial) and it therefore does not matter whether the rape victim is 5 or 50..the law, however could be concerned with the defendant’s age – i.e. whether or not they are above or below the age of understanding the difference between right and wrong. A 13 year old could be tried for rape with this reasoning

      • Bezalel

        “Connecticut law subjects certain people who assault a person who is under 10 years old, age 60 or older, blind, disabled, mentally retarded, or pregnant to an enhanced penalty.”


      • Meatwad

        John, with “attorneys” like you it is no wonder we are in the situation we are in. The law does ‘care’ about the victims age in a RAPE case. Has John done pro-bono work for Boys Town or any friends of Larry King?

    • Truth Detector

      The most stupid comment in the history of the universe.

      That’s like saying that because 13 year-olds can’t drive, they can’t ride in cars.

      CashRules = Jose Baez Wannabe

  • Earl P. Holt III

    I’ll stick my neck out: The perp was a member of the species “Africanus Criminalis” and the girl was white…

    • Ralph Malph

      Actually, the perp was white. Just like esteemed community leader, football coach, and serial child rapist Jerry Sandusky. How can you Drudgetards possibly be so ignorant and smallminded?

      • Don

        I give up, how?

      • Truthe Detector

        Don’t bring my Uncle Jerry into this! His cutoff point is 10 you pervert!

      • Truth Detector

        Sandusky is a homosexual sodomite.

        Everyone… discuss…

      • castrate all rapists

        Drudge just links the news, imbecile. He doesn’t write it or create it.

        Check out which is higher in number – white rape or black rape. Come back when you learn.

    • John in Tulsa

      Okay, I’ll stick my neck out here: Earl P. Holt is what is known as a “racist”, has a deep affection for the late Sen/ Robert Byrd (Democrat and KKK Grand Kleagle), and is also a neanderthal.

    • Drudget

      Seriously… You think his parents would have turned him in if that were e case?

  • deport johnson III

    the cities have become african in all the worst ways.

  • Duke

    What is wrong with all you people jumping to conclusions without having all the facts?? Why aren’t you showing more concern for the victim and wondering what drove the offender to his actions? I’m sure you would be either not posting or posting different comments if either of them were one of your children.

  • slappy

    Stupid parents. You don’t see any other race EVER doing that. Even Sandusky and the coach, who are all joo-ish never ratted out each other. Had to be a white kid.

  • Pete Rosinski

    What did the 5 year old do to entice this behavior?

    • CashRules

      her milkshake brought the boys to the yard

      • NinaLeRoux

        Not the time or place…..but OMG, that is funny!!!

  • Mallen

    And a liberal judge will just assign him to juvenile detention. Thanks, Democraps.

  • slappy

    We are so used to the blcks murdering raping and robbing, it’s always big news when a white does something, I’m sure if we dug through the area blotter for that day we would find the rest of the rapes were the eek eek’s.

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