Midland Middle school student reports she was groped by another student at school

A 13-year-old Midland Middle school student reported that she was groped by another student in a classroom earlier this month, according to Columbus police.

Police said the suspect in the case was also 13. The case is being investigated as sexual battery.

Lt. Bruce Whitehead said the incident is not connected to another recent incident at the school, where a boy in the eighth grade exposed himself to five 13-year-old girls over a three-week period beginning Sept. 30.

Police said the boy also coerced a couple of girls to touch him. The 14-year-old boy was charged with five counts of child molestation and released into the custody of his parents.