On Wednesday, the teenager at the center of the Loudoun County bathroom sex assault scandal last year was sentenced to complete a locked residential mental health program, and will be on probation until he’s 18.
The defendant in the case must also register as a sex offender. He was previously found guilty on two charges of "forcible sodomy, one count of anal sodomy, and one count of forcible fellatio."
District Court Judge Pamela Brooks said "this one scares me" in response to results from the teen's psychosexual evaluation, "which evaluates a person's sexual interests to see if there is a deviation from generally accepted behavior and the risk of sexual reoffending in the future," according to NBC Washington.
"Over the years this court has read many psychosexual reports, and when I read yours, frankly, it scared me. It scared me for you, it scared me for society," remarked the judge.
Brooks said that she has never ordered a juvenile to register as a sex offender, but felt it was necessary given the details of the case.
The unnamed male teen was 14 when last year it was revealed that he raped a ninth grader in the girls' bathroom while wearing a skirt, himself. The incident happened in May of 2021, but administrative staff didn't immediately notify parents about it.
The student was transferred to Broad Run High School, where he inappropriately touched a female student in an empty classroom.
According to The Daily Wire, the boy apologized to both of his victims at the sentencing hearing. But one of the victims said she won’t accept the apology until the defendant acknowledges a third victim of his. "I hope one day you tell them what you did to that girl," she said.
A fact acknowledged by the judge. Local reporting at WJLA says Loudoun County Public Schools completed their investigation into how administrators handled the two sexual assault cases. But they cite "Virginia Code and attorney-client privilege" for not sharing their findings with the public.
This story only emerged after the school board tried passing a transgendered bathroom policy, parents began asking questions, and Superintendent Scott Zeigler inaccurately denied knowledge of any bathroom assaults that had occurred on school property.
That claim caused the first victim's father, Scott Smith, to grow irate and be arrested for disorderly conduct, leading to national-level media attention.
Details of the second assault came out a short time after. One of the Loudoun victim' mothers said this situation should never have happened in the first place. The other one read a statement questioning "why me?"
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