Newly-Elected Virginia Attorney General Says He Plans to Investigate Sexual Assaults at Loudoun County Schools

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Virginia’s newly-elected Attorney General Jason Miyares connected Thursday said that he plans to analyse the alleged intersexual assaults successful Loudoun County Public Schools and volition make caller authorities granting his bureau the powerfulness to intervene when prosecutors are not doing an capable job.

Speaking astatine a property league alongside Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman conscionable 2 days aft the election, Miyares responded with a elemental “yes” erstwhile asked by a reporter if helium plans to analyse the sexual assault contented successful Loudoun County Public Schools, the Washington Examiner reports.

“We’re evidently alert of immoderate beauteous horrific cases … if there’s thing that I privation to bring backmost to the forefront successful this process are the victims,” Miyares said, arsenic per The Loudoun Times.

“As a erstwhile prosecutor, those are the individuals that you remember—the victims,” helium said. “I don’t retrieve the defendants overmuch and truthful that’s been a small spot of my vexation that I’ve seen arsenic I deliberation the victims person been forgotten. And erstwhile prosecutors are making plea deals connected kid rape cases, implicit the objection of the family, I person a superior occupation with that. So, we’re going to person a legislative hole connected that.”

Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney Buta Biberaj said she welcomed Miyares’ involvement in investigating the alleged battle cases from Loudoun County Public Schools portion stressing that her bureau had been provided with lone constricted accusation regarding the investigation.

“I americium assured that immoderate probe volition amusement that our bureau handled those matters appropriately and that the lone limitations that volition beryllium identified volition beryllium successful however accusation was fixed to us,” Biberaj said.

“Loudoun County elected maine to guarantee that we are ever having a just and conscionable strategy and besides to nonstop our resources towards stableness successful our assemblage by approaching cases that woody with intelligence health, addiction, and poverty, differing from those that are violent,” Biberaj continued.

“If the lawyer general-elect wishes to beryllium down and sermon however I correspond my community, I invited him to telephone maine immoderate day,” she said.

Epoch Times Photo A pistillate sits with her motion during a Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) committee gathering successful Ashburn, Virginia connected Oct. 12, 2021. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images)

The Loudoun County Public Schools strategy has travel nether occurrence successful caller months implicit its deficiency of transparency and nonaccomplishment to instrumentality due actions aft it was revealed that a pupil who allegedly sexually assaulted different pupil was transferred to different precocious school, wherever helium proceeded to sexually battle a 2nd student.

The archetypal alleged battle occurred connected May 28 astatine Stone Bridge High School, in Ashburn, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies said schoolhouse unit notified a school assets serviceman astir a imaginable intersexual battle against a 15-year-old girl. According to the victim’s family, the battle happened successful a girls’ bath by a young lad who was allegedly wearing a skirt.

“A thorough probe and evidentiary investigation was conducted implicit the people of respective weeks by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit,” the Sheriff’s Office said.

That lad was aboriginal arrested successful the lawsuit and charged successful juvenile tribunal with 2 counts of forcible sodomy, authorities said successful a statement.

The 2nd alleged incidental occurred 5 months later on Oct. 6 astatine Broad Run High School.

According to a release from the sheriff’s office, a 15-year-old antheral forced a pistillate pupil into an bare classroom, held her against his will, and touched her inappropriately. The lad was charged with intersexual artillery and abduction of a chap student.

On Oct. 25, Loudoun County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court Chief Judge Pamela Brooks recovered the grounds against the accused teenager to beryllium capable for a uncovering of guilt.

The teenager is scheduled to appear successful tribunal connected Nov. 15, arsenic per The Loudoun Times.

Meanwhile, Superintendent Scott A. Ziegler past period told a quality league that the schoolhouse system, “will person alternate placements for students progressive successful subject infractions that support the information of the pupil assemblage and the rights of the accused,” and apologized for the schoolhouse district’s handling of the intersexual battle allegations, The Washington Post reports.

“Let maine accidental to the families and students involved: My bosom aches for you, and I americium atrocious that we failed to supply the safe, welcoming, and affirming situation that we aspire to provide,” Ziegler said.

Katabella Roberts

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Katabella Roberts is simply a newsman presently based successful Turkey. She covers quality and concern for The Epoch Times, focusing chiefly connected the United States.

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