South Philadelphia day care sex assault suspect in court

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South Philly day care sex assault suspect in court. Katherine Scott reports during Action News at 5 p.m. on August 15, 2017. (WPVI)

A South Philadelphia day care owner charged with sexually abusing two five-year-old children was at Philadelphia Family Court Tuesday.

While the day care facility remains closed, Duncan Round's lawyer maintains his client's innocence.

"I really can't disclose anything regarding our investigation because that's subject to confidentiality and privilege," said attorney Brad Shuttleworth. "But I can tell you he passed a polygraph examination last Wednesday."

Round, of Medford, N.J., has owned Sprouts Daycare on the 600 Block of South 9th Street for about a decade.

Investigators say one boy and one girl were assaulted multiple times inside the facility.
VIDEO: Police news conference on Round's arrest
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VIDEO: News conference on day care child sex assault. See the full news conference with Philadelphia police on August 2, 2017.

Officers say the incidents were reported on July 25 by a third party.

Round is out on bail. He is a British citizen and surrendered his passport.

"Right now he's trying to be there for his family, because that's who he's worried about right now," said Shuttleworth. "His family is extremely supportive, along with the community."

Round's next court date is scheduled for August 30th.

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Day care assault suspect in court: Katherine Scott reports during Action News at Noon on August 15, 2017.

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