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Second sexual assault on child reported at clinic

on March 20, 2013 10:30 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police are investigating the second report of a child sexual assault this month at the Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic.

The newest incident involves a 7-year-old autistic boy admitted to the clinic on Friday. A woman says she learned Monday that her son was inappropriately touched by another boy.

Pittsburgh police are already investigating another incident on March 8 in which a 14-year-old male patient allegedly sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl in a clinic playroom.

Police say that incident was captured on surveillance video and they’re still investigating.

A spokeswoman for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center says officials take patient safety seriously and say they notified the latest alleged victim’s mother within 2 1/2  hours of learning about the incident.

UPMC also says some children at the clinic may “misunderstand the boundaries of appropriate physical conduct.”

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