Kerrville Police have arrested a juvenile on suspicion of sexually assaulting another child Monday at the Kerrville Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.
Police said they were called to the Salvation Army-run center at 3:25 p.m. with a report of missing child. By the time officers arrived, the center’s staff had found the child.
In a news release, the Salvation Army said a parent reported their child was missing from a pool area at the Kroc Center. The Salvation Army said it followed it protocols, including calling the polices.
Police said they were told by witnesses the suspect took the child against their will to a location inside the Kroc Center.
After conducting interviews and reviewing security camera footage, officers and criminal investigators arrested the suspect — found in the Kroc Center — who is facing charges of aggravated sexual assault on a child and indecency with a child, and additional charges may be pending.
In a statement the Salvation Army said it is fully cooperating with the investigation.
"The Salvation Army deeply regrets that this incident occurred, and remains committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of those involved in our programs," the statement read. "We are fully cooperating with the Kerrville Police Department regarding this incident.
"We are unable to discuss the incident further as it involves minors, and the Kerrville Police Department is still investigating the matter."
The suspect remains in custody at a juvenile detention center.