Juvenile Court Judge Pamela Brooks sentenced a 15-year-old boy for sexually assaulting two female students in two different Loudoun County, Virginia high schools, to “undergo supervised probation in a residential facility until he is 18 years old and to register as a sex offender for life,” Loudoun Now reported.
Judge Brooks told the teen, “Over the years this court has read many psychosexual reports, and when I read yours, frankly, it scared me. It scared me for you, it scared me for society,” wrote The Daily Wire, which has been following the case, along with other problems in Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS).
“The juvenile prosecutor who took the lead asked for the perpetrator to be placed on the sex offender registry, a more severe step than that requested by a juvenile parole officer. The judge said she had never ordered a juvenile onto the registry despite hearing numerous juvenile cases, but that ‘I am ordering you onto the sexual offender registry,’” The Daily Wire reported.
The case made headlines after the father of a ninth-grade girl, who was raped by the boy, was dragged out of an LCPS board meeting and arrested on June 22, 2021. Scott Smith’s daughter had been attacked the previous month, on May 28, in the girls restroom at Stone Bridge High School, and he wanted to testify before the board, but the meeting was shut down.
The student was then sent to Broad Run High School, another LCPS school, where he attacked another girl. He also allegedly assaulted a third girl.
Parents were livid about the transfer of the teen after the first assault. They were also angry when it became known that the LCPS board and Superintendent, Scott Zeigler, denied any knowledge of assaults in school bathrooms at the June board meeting.
Ziegler stated, “To my knowledge we don’t have any records of assaults occurring in our restrooms,” and, “The predator transgender student or person simply does not exist.”
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office maintains that Superintendent Zeigler knew about the incident and that he sent an email to all board members telling them about the assault the day it occurred.
Parents were protesting a transgender policy which would open boys and girls restrooms to those who believe they are the opposite sex. Critics on the left ridiculed Smith, and other parents, for those concerns.
The mother of the boy told The Daily Mail that he doesn’t identify as female, despite sometimes wearing a skirt to school. She said, “He was trying to find himself and that involved all kinds of styles. I believe he was doing it because it gave him attention he desperately needed and sought.”
She also said the teen has a long history of troubled behavior. He was born in New Jersey, and his parents separated shortly after. She and her son moved to Virginia in 2007. In 2018, after he became “more defiant than usual,” he lived with his father for a year.
The mother said her son frequently “acted out” and has “gone through multiple forms of counseling and therapy.” He’d been suspended several times, gotten into fights with other students, and sent nude photos of himself to a girl when he was in fifth grade.
The mother said the teen is not “transgender” and does not believe the school district’s transgender policies had anything to do with the incident.
The reality, however, is that predators can use “gender neutral” restrooms to assault victims – as her son did, while wearing a skirt.
LCPS has been the center of attention for several years, as we’ve reported in The Daily Citizen. Parents discovered and fought against vulgar and obscene books in school classrooms and libraries; fought critical race theory; and spoke out against the transgender mandate that endangered students and violated students’ and teachers’ free speech.
Most recently, parents filed a lawsuit against the superintendent and school board, with the help of the Founding Freedoms Law Center. They allege that LCPS violated Virginia’s open meetings law by shutting down meetings and holding other meetings with “one member of the public at a time to be present in the large Meeting Room to speak for exactly one minute, and then they must leave.”
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