“They All Just Watched!” – Teen Girl Sexually Abused In New York School Bathroom
(Via New York Daily News)
A Brooklyn, NY teenage girl has been sexually abused by two boys in a school bathroom while several other students watched. According to the New York Daily News, one of the onlookers may have recorded the attack on a cellphone.
NYPD sources said the 17-year-old victim, who has a learning disability, was lured to the bathroom by a 13-year-old boy who told her that her English as a second language teacher wanted to see her, sources said.
The trusting victim followed the boy to the ground floor boy’s bathroom inside Public School 165 Ida Posner on Lott Ave. in Brownsville, where six other boys were waiting about 11:30 a.m. Monday, sources said.
A 15-year-old boy pushed the girl into the bathroom and demanded she perform sex acts on a 14-year-old boy, according to police sources. The girl, feeling intimidated and threatened, complied, sources said.
After the boys ran off, the victim burst into tears and told her friends what happened. A guidance counselor was notified, then the principal and police. The victim told police she saw someone holding a cellphone and possibly recording the incident, though police have yet to recover any video, sources said.
The 14-year-old boy who the girl performed sex acts on was charged with sex abuse and forcible touching. The 15-year-old boy who pushed her into the bathroom was hit with the same charges along unlawful imprisonment, officials said.
Their cases were referred to Family Court, where after a hearing they were released to the custody of their parents, officials said. An order of protection was issued barring them from any contact with the victim.
PS 165 has struggled with poor performance and discipline problems for years, earning it a place in Mayor de Blasio’s controversial Renewal Schools program for the city’s most troubled classrooms. Just 7% of students there met state math standards in 2016 and only 13% of students passed state reading tests that year, far below city averages.
Families of students at the school have been notified of the incident, according to Education Department officials. “This incident is deeply troubling and we are working closely with the NYPD as they conduct an investigation,” Education Department spokeswoman Toya Holness said. “We’re ensuring that it is swiftly addressed.”