Posted: Aug 15, 2012 4:53 PM by Chris Nakamoto
Updated: Aug 15, 2012 4:53 PM
NEW ROADS - The parent of an alleged abuse victim is shocked the child arrested and charged with oral sexual battery on her son was allowed to return to school.
We are not identifying the parent of the victim to protect the child's identity.
"He made my son s*** his privacy, and he also did my little boy," the victim's mother said.
The child accused in the incident is an 11-year old boy. The incident allegedly happened on a school bus leaving Rosenwald Elementary in New Roads in March. The 11-year old was charged in May, according to a lawsuit recently filed in Pointe Coupee Parish.
"He told my son and another little boy if they was to tell, he would beat them up," she said.
What's very upsetting to the victim's parent is that the child accused in the abuse was allowed to return to school.
"They still at same school," she said. "They riding different busses but he still shouldn't be back there."
News 2 requested an interview with School Superintendent Linda D'Amico. D'Amico told News 2 that state law prevented her from prohibiting a child to return to school. However, she would not answer any questions regarding this incident for fear of how it would be perceived. After waiting for an hour, a typed and signed note was given to our crew by a secretary. The note instructed us to call the school system's attorney.
The attorney declined to comment on the incident because the matter involves juveniles. However, the attorney did say the school system is fighting the litigation.