Hammond investigates molestation claim at St. Casimir School


Teresa Auch Schultz

Hammond police are investigating an allegation of child molestation at St. Casimir School in Hammond.

According to a release from Lt. Rich Hoyda, a mother reported Monday that her child had been molested during school hours at the Catholic school in the North Hammond neighborhood. The release did not indicate who allegedly molested the child. According to the police report, the incident happened Monday.

Hoyda said in the release the school is cooperating with the investigation.

Debbie Bosak, spokeswoman for the Catholic Diocese of Gary, which runs the school, said that the school doesn’t know much about the case as police haven’t shared many details. She added that part of the issue is that the child is very young and hasn’t been able to identify the suspect. She said the school is not aware of a specific suspect. However, it will continue to cooperate with police as needed, Bosak said.

“If something like that’s happening in our school, that needs to be certainly dealt with immediately,” she said.

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