Teen claims assault by another teen on Metro bus

13-year-old said she screamed on the crowded bus
Teen claims assault by another teen on Metro bus

A 13-year-old Cherokee Middle School student told Madison police a boy sexually assaulted her on a crowded Metro bus after school Monday.

Police said the 13-year-old boy from Fitchburg, who is also a student at Cherokee, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree sexual assault of a child and taken to custody.

The victim told police the boy held her on his lap and bounced her while touching her inappropriately on the outside of her clothing.  She said she screamed during the incident.

She said the boy also pushed her down after they got off the bus on Post Road near Leopold Way and assaulted her in a similar manner.

The victim suffered a bruised thigh, according to police.

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