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BG teen accused of inappropriately touching girls on playground

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An 18-year-old from Bowling Green is facing sex charges.

According to a BG police report, MacConnell Hall allegedly touched two girls inappropriately and choked an 11-year-old boy in a playground at the Winthrop Terrace Apartment complex on Saturday afternoon.  That’s located on the 400 block of Napoleon Road.

13abc spoke with the mother of two of the young victims: a nine-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy.  They’re brother and sister.

To protect their identity, we are not releasing the mother’s name or showing her face.  But she says it’s important to share her story with other parents.

"My nine-year-old didn't want to take the trash out the other day and it's right across the street from our door. She's scared,” says the 31-year-old mother.  "This is a good neighborhood and with this happening, I second guess letting them go down to the park alone anymore or even with the babysitters.”

She says what happened on the playground of her apartment complex has shaken up her family.

It also landed one teen in the Wood County Jail.

18-year-old MacConnell Hall who lives on North Main Street is charged with gross sexual imposition and assault.

Hall is accused of inappropriately touching the mother’s nine-year-old daughter after a pick-up softball game, as well as another 15-year-old girl who lives at the apartment complex.

Hall, who the kids called Mack, was allegedly there visiting a friend.

"My daughter was messing around poking him in the cheek and said 'Oops!' a couple times,” says the mother. “He returned it by 'Oops'-ing her breast a couple times by poking it … 'Oops, oops, oops.'"

The mother says Hall attacked her 11-year-old son when the boy stood up for his little sister and the other 15-year-old girl who, according to the police report, Hall pulled down some apartment steps, putting his hand up her shirt and down her pants.

"He {Hall} grabbed him by the back of the neck, by the front of the neck, choking him in a way to the ground and said, 'You need to get out of here,'" says the boy’s mother.

Police say Hall admitted he was here at the playground, but he said when he touched the girls, it was an accident.

According to police, Hall says he meant to playfully push the 15-year-old girl’s shoulder.

Furthermore, the 18-year-old told officers that the 11-year-old boy was harassing him.

The suspect is being held at the Wood County Jail on $40,000 bond.  Hall is due in Bowling Green Municipal Court for a preliminary hearing on May 12th.  

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