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PORTLAND A 5-year-old girl told her mother a man touched her inappropriately inside a play structure at Playdate PDX in Northwest Portland Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The girl reported the possible sex abuse to her mother at 3 p.m. at the indoor play space at 1434 NW 17th Avenue, said Sgt. Pete Simpson with Portland police.

The mother immediately alerted employees who were familiar with the man, who is a young adult with Down Syndrome.

Employees spoke with his caregiver and they left the facility, Simpson said.

Several hours later, the mother called police, Simpson said.

Playdate PDX management is cooperating with police in the investigation. Police have not identified a suspect. The victim did not require medical attention.

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