Investigation Underway After 11-Year-Old Gives Birth

MOUNT CLEMENS (WWJ) – The Macomb County Sheriff’s office is investigating allegations that a janitor who worked at a Mount Clemens school impregnated an 11-year-old girl.

The 28-year-old janitor was employed by a private firm, but worked for a month or two at the Prevail Academy School, a charter school on Cass Avenue near Grosebeck Highway.

The young student, who is now 12-years-old, reportedly had the baby earlier this month.

Sheriff Anthony Wickersham told WWJ Newsradio 950 this could be the youngest girl he’s seen in a case like this.  He said, as far as the janitor’s involvement, it’s only an allegation that is being investigated.

WWJ’s Vickie Thomas reports the janitor has ties to the girl’s family and may have been dating the girl’s mother.

Wickercham said investigators are working to contact the janitor for questioning.

Meanwhile, the school’s spokeswoman Tina Kozak said they are keeping parents up to date.

“The school has an excellent reputation. We’ve been communicating with the parents to the extent that we can,” said Kosak.

“We obviously can’t say a whole lot because the investigation is ongoing. But we’ll continue to communicate with the parents to bring them back to this, and all of the National Heritage Academies,” she said.


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