GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — An outrageous set of accusations claimed a man committed a disgusting act against a child while uttering a racial slur.
But after two days, we find out that the children involved were making it all up.
It started Wednesday when a woman living on Grand Rapids’ Northwest side said that a 5-year-old girl soaked with urine came running to her house. The story that allegedly came from the girl and her friends was that a man urinated on her in an alley in the 1000 block of Leonard Street NW and then used a racial slur against her.
That man was identified as 60-year-old David Allen Dean, who has a history of criminal sexual conduct that put him in prison for 15 years.
It sparked outrage and led to the leader of the NAACP calling on Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker to investigate the incident as a potential hate crime.
Cle Jackson, President of the Grand Rapids chapter of the NAACP, said all his organization ever wanted was for the allegations to be thoroughly investigated and for due process to take place.