Teen allegedly sexually assaulted at east side Barnes & Noble

Madison Police are investigating an alleged sexual assault at the Barnes & Noble bookstore at East Towne Mall.

They detained a person of interest in the case, but that person hasn’t been arrested for the crime.

According to police, a 14-year-old Madison boy said he was touched inappropriately by a stranger in the restroom at the store around noon on Thursday.

“But I think the good news for people particularly using the Mall at East Towne Barnes & Noble is that we believe we have the person responsible for this incident currently at our East District and (is) being questioned by our detectives,” said Madison Police spokesperson Joel DeSpain.

Authorities worked with employees at East Towne Mall to track down the person of interest, who was taken into custody Friday afternoon.