A Virginia court ruled on Monday that a biological male student who had been accused of raping a girl in the girls' bathroom of a Loudoun County, Virg. school "engaged in nonconsensual sex." Sentencing will be in November.
An attorney for the family said "We are relieved that justice was served today for the Smith's daughter."
"This horrible incident has deeply affected the Smith family," the lawyer's statement reads, "and they are grateful for today’s outcome. 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.
"She is a very smart and strong young woman, and she is deeply loved by her parents. Both Jessica and Scott Smith will continue to do everything in their power to protect her, and help her through this difficult time in her life. The Smith’s daughter is a survivor, and a fighter, and we are confident that she will grow even stronger with each passing day."
The girl's father, Scott Smith, was arrested following a June 22 Loudoun County school board meeting where he spoke out against the school board due to their inaction on the alleged rape of his daughter.
It was later revealed by investigative reporting from The Daily Wire that Smith was fighting for justice for his daughter after she was raped by a biologically male student who was using the girls' bathroom under the school's policy that students can use the facilities according to their expressed gender as opposed to their biological sex. The biologically male student was allegedly wearing a skirt and claimed to be gender fluid.
Smith is still seeking legal action against the school board since the National School Boards Association (NSBA) used him as an example of parents whose behavior is similar to that of domestic terrorists.
The fallout from Loudoun County Public Schools this month was slow-rolling but included first an official statement saying people are obligated to report misconduct, followed by the revelation that incidents got "lost in the system," and finally with school board member Beth Barts announcing she was stepping down.
Now this was the local level. The dilemma in Virginia was in part how the NSBA asked the Department of Justice to treat parents like domestic terrorists susceptible for targeting under the Patriot Act. Something that the NSBA recently apologized for doing.
"We regret and apologize for the letter," NSBA admitted at the end of last week.
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