Loudoun County Has A Long Record of Covering Up Sex Crimes Against Children, Updated
Allegations of cover-ups over the years are coming out about the Loudoun County School system in Virginia. Parents have been speaking out for years and filing lawsuits while liberals shovel dirt in their face," says Eugene Delgaudio President of Public Advocate.
Post Oct. 15, Updated October 22, 2021
UPDATE: THIS IS A PARTIAL LIST OF SEXUAL ASSAULTS IN LOUDOUN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS DEVELOPING-- 100 Possible Unreported Sex Assaults in One School.
After another sexual assault was reported last week, this time at Broad Run High School, (Scott) Smith (whose daughter was assaulted by an accused serial transgender rapist) decided to speak out.According to the report on the incident, on the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 6, the 15-year-old suspect forced the victim into an empty classroom where he held a student against her will and inappropriately touched her.The victim immediately reported the incident to a School Resource Officer. The suspect was charged with sexual battery and abduction.
TIP OF THE ICEBERG IN LARGE VOLUME OF UNREPORTED SEX ASSAULTS ON STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate said: "The 2nd recent incident by the accused serial transgender rapist and Scott Smith's quick action to speak out about the attack on his daughter resulted in many new developments. Other parents at the 2nd high school came out. And 100 victims have now been coming forward with reports of unreported sexual assaults at just one school-- at Broad Run High School-- over the years. Thiis indicates the tip of the iceberg of reports that are forthcoming from public schools in Virginia."
"During the public comment session of Tuesday's School Board meeting, dozens of parents alleged that the assailant from the Broad Run report was the same as from the Stone Bridge incident. Parents charged that administrators allowed the student to transfer within the district after the incident, putting students at a new school at risk.
"What are you doing to protect my daughters and every LCPS student from being sexually assaulted at school?" one mother said. "You allowed a student who is currently charged with sexually assaulting a girl to be quietly transferred to another school. The same high school my twin daughters attend&Why did you put my daughters in every 14- to 18-year-old girl at Broad Run at risk of being sexually assaulted?"
"Your moral compasses are busted. You Dr. Ziegler and our School Board, everyone of you, are complicit in these crimes against our children," Carrie Michon said."
Scott Smith and His Daughter's Horrific Treatment is now Empowering Students, 100 Potential Sex Assault Victims in One School
Concerns about the school division's handling of assaults also is a concern of a group of Woodgrove High School alumni who say they experienced sexual assault, harassment, or violence during their years at the school. They are working to change the culture at their alma mater to protect current and future students with their organization, Be Better Woodgrove.
Four young professionals dispersed throughout the country found themselves once again back in their hometown of Purcellville during the pandemic. During that time, anonymized accusations of sexual assault began to surface on popular twitter accounts, and the group of friends was struck to see a pattern of Woodgrove alumni sited as assailants on the pages. Seeing those accusations, they said, was a time warp to their own traumatic experiences, which, they realized, were emblematic of larger problem not just at their high school, but perhaps at schools everywhere.
One of the organizers said she was sexually assaulted by student off campus when she was a freshman. When rumors of the incident reached administrators, the victim was questioned in what she described as an interrogatory way. As a 15-year-old, she said, she didn't have the vocabulary or understanding to articulate to the administrators that she had been assaulted. The incident was never followed up on after the initial investigation.
"If you don't tell me anything, I can't help you," she remembers the school counselor telling her before dismissing her.
She said she wishes to empower and inform youth to know when they've been assaulted or harassed, and what kind of reconciliation they're entitled to.
"Reliving those experiences just felt really lonely," one of the group's organizers said. "We knew we had to do something."
The women crafted and shared a survey for current Woodgrove students and alumni across social media, asking about adverse experiences, harassment, and sexual assault.
"We released it without any real intention," one of the organizers said.
Within 10 days, they'd received over 300 responses. The results, they said, were startling: 82.5% of the respondents felt that not enough is done to prevent sexual harassment and assault at the school. Of the respondents who went to the administration for help, nearly 90% felt that not enough action was taken in response to their experiences.
School districts are required to provide Virginia Department of Education statistics on incidents that are reported in schools. The VDOE reporting database only goes back to incidents that occurred during the 2016-2017 school year.
There were fewer than 10 sexual assault and harassment incidents reported in Loudoun schools during both the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years. There are no reported incidents from the other years.
The women launched the website for Be Better Woodgrove and sought guidance from groups including Know Your IX, which empowers students to stop sexual violence and educates on rights under Title IX, the Loudoun Abused Women Shelter (LAWS), and the Virginia Action Alliance.
While groups such as LAWS provide informational programing in schools to teach about consent and healthy relationships, Executive Director Judy Hanley and the BeBetter Woodgroveteam agree that such resources aren't abundantly available..........
The group engaged in a series of meetings with school administrators, and met with School Board member Ian Serotkin (Blue Ridge). While the group members felt supported by Serotkin, the meetings with administrators, they said, were not productive for BeBetter Woodgrove. The organizers said administrators spent most of the meetings discussing current sexual assault response protocols, without giving sufficient consideration to the group's experiences and demands.
"Those meetings were about 80% listening to the administrators," a BeBetter Woodgrovemember said.
The school district said that the group worked to inform the revisions of Policy 8270, the student dress code, and Policy 8035, dealing with sexual discrimination and assault. BeBetter Woodgrove, though, said that the group wasn't asked to assist in writing policies....
Loudoun Times Mirror reports August 18 2021, just recently:
A 14-year-old Loudoun County student and her mother have accused Loudoun County Public Schools officials of covering up and mishandling an alleged rape in a classroom at Trailside Middle School in Ashburn.
A lawsuit filed on behalf of the alleged victim claims that during the 2017-2018 school year a teacher at Trailside Middle School worked to gain the trust and manipulate the student in question. The relationship escalated to include sexual contact and eventually a rape within a locked classroom in the spring of 2018, according to the lawsuit, which was filed in late May in the Eastern District of Virginia.
The plaintiffs are seeking more than $10 million in damages. The juvenile student is identified as Jane Doe in the suit.
"I want justice for my daughter, and [the teacher] is going to keep doing this to other students," the mother told the Times-Mirror. "There are probably other girls who have been abused, maybe other students will be brave enough to talk now."
Example Two: Irresponsible Administrator Accused of Keeping Child Porn On His Phone
"When Ting-Yi Oei, an assistant principal at Freedom High School, in South Riding, Va., tried to investigate a sexting incident at his school, he never imagined that ultimately, he would be arrested and charged with possession of child pornography. The charges were tossed out by a judge earlier this month."
Example three: Art Teacher accused of child porn gets bond
Ralph Watts Conrad III, 43 of Hamilton, who is charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography, was given a $7,500 bond Sept. 26 in the Loudoun County Circuit Court.
As a condition of his bond, Judge Burke McCahill prohibited Conrad from unsupervised visits with children under 16 and using the Internet, computers, tablets or smartphones. Additionally, he will receive pre-trial supervision and must not try to get a passport.
"Authorities have located a minimum of 514 movies with child pornography," Amato said. "This is of grave concern to the commonwealth."
Loudoun Times Mirror Editorial: There is a secret at Dominion High School.
"Its been a while since I have completely copied and passed on an entire editorial from any newspaper in Loudoun or the USA actually, but this is not a "bias" issue but a survival issue for our families and our county. How a crime can be carried out against students in our community without the proper safeguards is the theme of the editorial, which must be answered by all elected officials or a process must begin to ensure it does not happen again."
There is a secret at Dominion High School.
A popular band director left the high school after the school system reported the secret to police. Two administrators, including Dominion Principal John Brewer, then wrote letters of recommendation to help the band director get a job at another school.
As with most secrets, things went terribly wrong. The band director stepped down from his position at a Florida school after an investigation by school police substantiated claims that he made sexual advances toward a student. The report lead to allegations of sexual misconduct with students when he was at Dominion.
Last week, Brewer, a former principal of the year in the school district, abruptly went on leave. The school district won't address the reason, but parents, students, teachers and citizens throughout the county want to know why.