Police: No crime committed at Peoria park

Police have determined no crime was committed after a Peoria elementary student claimed she was "inappropriately touched" by an elderly man at a park.

Peoria police say the 13-year-old girl was approached at a nearby park on Monday morning by an 83-year-old man, who was exercising in the park. After approaching the girl, the elderly man tapped her knee and the girl asked him for money so she could buy something at a nearby fast-food restaurant.

The man declined to give her money and she returned to the bench. 

Following his exercise, the man returned to the bench and reportedly touched the girl again on the leg. The girl ended contact with the elderly man and told a high school student about her interaction with the man.

The high school student called his father, who instructed him to call police. The girl was unaware police were called and told officers she had no interest in contacting police about the incident.

Police also spoke to the elderly man, who confirmed he had been in contact with the girl who asked him for money. The man has lived in the area for several years and is known to exercise in the park.

Peoria police say their investigation has concluded and no crime occurred.

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