A Loudoun County judge has found a teenage boy ‘in a skirt’ guilty of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old female classmate in the girls’ bathrooms at their school, siding with the girls’ outraged parents who were shamed for protesting against trans bathroom rules after the incident.
The teenage girl’s father Scott Smith was dragged out of a meeting on June 22 after hearing teachers from the woke Loudoun County school board claim they’d received no reports of sexual assaults involving students in the bathrooms, when less than a month earlier, his daughter had reported just that.
On Monday, juvenile court judge Pamela Brooks substantiated the girl’s claim. She agreed with the charges – forcible sodomy and forcible fellatio – which is the juvenile court equivalent of a conviction.
The boy, who has not been named because he is a minor, will return to court on November 15 for sentencing. He has also been charged with sexually assaulting another girl at a different school in October.
The girl’s parents now say they feel ‘relieved’, but are demanding an apology from the National School Board Association for its characterization of parents who angrily protest woke school policies as domestic terrorists.
The NSBA has apologized for threatening to mobilize the FBI to prosecute parents after being asked to do so by the country’s increasingly liberal public school system.
Smith said in a statement on Monday night that it should directly apologize to parents it ‘defamed’, like him.
Scott Smith, the victim’s father, was pictured with a bloody mouth, being dragged out of a school board meeting on June 22 – a month after the attack – after listening to school officials say no one had been sexually assaulted in the bathrooms when that’s what his daughter had reported the previous month
The victim’s parents were ridiculed by the left after her father Scott Smith was pictured being dragged out of a school board meeting on June 22. They say they now feel vindicated
After Monday’s verdict, the family released a statement through their attorney, saying: ‘We are greatly relieved that justice was served today.
Juvenile Court judge Pamela Brooks agreed with the girl and her parents, saying there was enough evidence to prove the teen boy – who is also charged in another sexual assault – forced himself on her
‘No one should have to endure what this family has endured, and now their focus is completely upon their daughter’s health and safety as she progresses forward with her life.’
Last week, after the NSBA’s apology, he said: ‘I am a father who cares deeply for his daughter, who would go to the ends of the earth to protect both her and other students who attend public school in Loudoun County from suffering what she has suffered due to the misguided social policies adopted by the school board.
‘I am not a “domestic terrorist”.’
The juvenile court trial heard how the girl and boy were friends and had previously ‘hooked up’ with her consent, but that on May 28, he attacked her.
He also told detectives in some of his early statements that he ‘stopped’ because he knew he was ‘hurting the girl’, but also claimed the sexual assault only happened when his ‘knee length skirt got caught on his watch’.
The pair chatted daily on an app called Discord, according to the boy’s attorney, and regularly discussed sex. They had met up in the girl’s bathroom at Stone Bridge High School before, he said, to fool around.
The boy’s attorney, William Mann, argued that because they’d had consensual sex before – in the bathrooms – he was reasonable in assuming consent on May 28.
The judge disagreed. The boy is also facing another sexual battery charge on a different girl at a different school in the district. That case has not been resolved yet, and he will return to court on November 15 for sentencing.
The row over transgender policies at Loudoun County schools has divided parents and teachers for months. Pictured, more parents at the June 22 meeting
Loudoun County Schools Superintendent Scott Ziegler apologized for failing to provide a ‘safe’ environment for students
The case became the searing tip of a raging debate in Loudoun County over transgender students’ rights and parents’ freedom of speech. The row culminated in the June 22 meeting when Smith was dragged out out of the room by cops.
He was ridiculed by the left and made to seem like a bigoted transphobe when it was unknown in the public record at the time that his daughter had been assaulted.
Smith previously spoke to The Daily Wire about the sexual assault, saying he felt he had no choice after watching the school board dismiss it.
The school board initially claimed that no one who spoke at the June 22 meeting knew about the allegation because it was still being investigated by police.
Superintendent Scott Ziegler then issued an apology, saying he ‘misunderstood’ what he was asked when someone asked if there had been an assault in a bathroom, and that he assumed they meant an assault by a trans teen.
It remains unclear if the boy is transgender and if that is how he was allowed into the bathrooms that day.
Smith, and other parents, were protesting against a proposed rule to allow any child to use any bathroom on any given day, depending on the gender they identified with.