Oshkosh YMCA employee arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child

File photo of Oshkosh police patch. (WLUK/Gabrielle Mays)

OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- An employee of the Oshkosh YMCA's daycare center was arrested, accused of having inappropriate contact with a child.

Police say they arrested the 75-year-old man Thursday.

The man was employed at the YMCA location, at 3303 W. 20th Ave., for several years and in various capacities.

At the time of the Nov. 27 incident, he was working in the YMCA's drop-off daycare center.

Police say they are recommending first-degree sexual assault of a child and false imprisonment charges against the man.

The Oshkosh Community YMCA released the following statement on the incident:

“We are dismayed and appalled upon learning of the allegations against an employee. Upon learning of concerns regarding their conduct, the Oshkosh Community YMCA began an internal investigation that led to contacting the Oshkosh Police Department. Based upon our investigation, the employee was terminated as an employee of the Oshkosh Community YMCA. We are cooperating fully with authorities as they continue their investigation. Our focus now is providing care and assistance to our YMCA families and staff. Those with questions or concerns regarding this situation are urged to contact the Oshkosh Police Department.”

If any parent believes their child has been a victim of this type of inappropriate conduct, please call the Oshkosh Police Department at (920) 236-5700. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the Winnebago County Crime Stoppers at (920) 231-8477 or submit your information online or use the P3 app.

Police say they expect to release more details next week.

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