Judge Finds Teenager Guilty in Loudoun County Bathroom Assault

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A Virginia justice connected Monday recovered a teenage lad blameworthy of sexually assaulting a schoolmate.

The transgression took spot astatine Stone Bridge High School successful Ashburn connected May 28.

The boy, 15, was convicted connected 1 number of forcible sodomy and 1 number of forcible fellatio, some felonies, section media reported.

“I recovered the facts capable to enactment the charges,” Pamela Brooks, the main justice of the county’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, said during the hearing, according to WTOP.

The unfortunate said she and the lad had consensual intersexual encounters earlier the battle but that she did not consent to what helium did successful May.

A defence lawyer for the lad tried arguing that his lawsuit reasonably believed helium had support due to the fact that of the erstwhile encounters.

Neither the miss nor the lad are being named due to the fact that they are juveniles.

Sentencing was enactment disconnected until different lawsuit is adjudicated involving the male. He was charged with sexually assaulting different pupil astatine Broad Run High School, authorities person said. That battle took spot connected Oct. 6.

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Stone Bridge astatine astir 1:30 p.m. connected May 28, according to dispatch notes obtained by The Epoch Times done a Freedom of Information Act request.

Officers were briefed by an adjunct main that a pupil alleged they were “possibly raped oregon touched unwanted by different student” a mates of hours prior. The household of the unfortunate was notified.

An FBI cause with the bureau’s Washington Field Office aboriginal that time called the sheriff’s bureau and inquired astir the incident, according to the notes. The cause was advised that a intersexual battle probe was taking place. He said the incidental would not necessitate the FBI’s help.

The probe led to the apprehension of the antheral connected July 8 and the lawsuit was turned implicit to the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, which helped prosecute the boy.

The Broad Run incidental progressive a antheral pupil sexually assaulting a pistillate student, according to dispatch notes obtained by The Epoch Times.

The sheriff’s bureau said nary 911 calls were made and declined to supply assemblage camera footage, citing authorities law. It besides declined to instantly supply records connected each reported intersexual assaults astatine Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) dating backmost to Jan. 1, 2018.

LCPS failed to travel authorities instrumentality successful reporting respective intersexual assaults from its schools to authorities authorities, Superintendent Scott Ziegler said earlier this month. He besides recanted his assertion that nary intersexual assaults had taken spot successful schoolhouse bathrooms.

Ziegler made the assertion during a schoolhouse committee gathering connected a pro-transgender argumentation that lets students who assertion to beryllium a antithetic sex than their biologic enactment usage antithetic bathrooms. The schoolhouse committee aboriginal approved the argumentation proposal.

LCPS did not respond to a petition for remark connected the blameworthy verdict.

Bill Stanley of the Stanley Law Group, who is representing the household of the victim, said successful a connection that “We are relieved that justness was served contiguous for the Smith’s daughter.”

“No 1 should person to endure what this household has endured, and present their absorption is wholly upon their daughter’s wellness and information arsenic she progresses guardant with her life,” helium said, adding that the household “stands stronger than ever successful moving guardant to guarantee that those liable successful the Loudoun County School strategy are held accountable, truthful that this whitethorn ne'er hap again to anyone else’s child.”

Scott Smith, a region resident, identified himself successful aboriginal October arsenic the begetter of the victim.

The household has filed a lawsuit against LCPS for allegedly violating Title IX successful its handling of the case.

LCPS has told The Epoch Times that it couldn’t analyse what happened until instrumentality enforcement concluded its investigation, and that it was cooperating with the sheriff’s bureau and different authorities. It besides said it was barred from disciplining immoderate students without pursuing the grievance process outlined successful Title IX.

Zachary Stieber


Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including authorities and tribunal cases. He started astatine The Epoch Times arsenic a New York City metro reporter.