Person of interest sought in sexual assault of child in New Castle County: police

New Castle County Police are asking for the public's help in the investigation of a child being sexually assaulted at a YMCA pool.

The incident occurred on the 30th block of Chestnut Street and involved a child under the age of 12.

Police say a person of interest is being sought.


He was captured entering a building on surveillance footage.

The YMCA said it happened Thursday night at the Hanby Outdoor Center and pool complex.

In a statement, the YMCA of Delaware said:

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and child affected. The safety and well-being of our members and the community remain our highest priority, and we are fully cooperating with authorities as they continue their search and investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wilmington Police Criminal Investigations Unit at 302-395-8110 or through a Facebook message to New Castle County Police. Tips can also be submitted anonymously, with calling Crime Stoppers at 800-TIP-333 or through the Delaware Crime Stoppers website.