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Warren County boy accused of sexually assaulting girl at school

Posted February 25, 2009

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— Deputies held a Warren County Middle School student at a juvenile detention center Wednesday as they investigated claims that he had sexually assaulted a girl in the school's bathroom Tuesday.

Patrick Draffin, the school system's Community Schools director, said the boy has been suspended from school, at 118 Campus Drive in Warrenton, pending the investigation.

Neither Draffin nor Warren County Sheriff Johnny Williams would provide the students' ages. Williams would also not specify where the boy was being held.

Draffin released a letter the school sent home to parents Tuesday to let them know about the investigation. In it, Principal Angela Richardson tries to reassure parents and tells them they can call her.

"We, at Warren County Middle School, have notified the proper law authorities, and we are cooperating with the proper officials to make sure that the matter is resolved and resolved well," she wrote. "Please, know that we are making all efforts to assure student safety. The staff and administrators will continue to closely monitor students daily."

Under state law, the police or district attorney can file a complaint with District Court saying they believe someone under 18 is "a delinquent or undisciplined juvenile," and a juvenile court counselor issues a petition moving the youth into the court system.

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  • woodrowboyd2 Feb 25, 2009

    i just knew this would happen.first they share a smile then a eat togeather next lunch at the same table then they share each others lunch.
    instant jail time.

  • familyfour Feb 25, 2009

    Maybe time will tell whether or not this was truly assault, but this sort of thing has been happening since dirt was born. If the truth be known, there is probably at least one child at each school every school year that endures some form of abuse in the confines of the school that no one is the wiser of. I, myself, am glad this came out, because there are many more suffering at the hands of their peers - whether you choose to believe it or not.

  • iron fist Feb 25, 2009

    Children need to be taught to have respect for themselves and others. Without respect all the sex ed and teaching about drug use will not protect stop the assaults I have known drunks and drug abusers none assaulted anyone. Not to say it doesn't happen but if some of these people had some self repect they would not commit the crimes

  • Adelinthe Feb 25, 2009

    First of all, the boy has only been "accused" not yet "charged" so there's further investigation going on.

    And to the one who said the girls always go scott free, what planet have you been living on?

    Men and boys have gotten away with inappropriate behavior towards women for generations.

    Praying for both of these children.

    God bless.

    RB

  • Your Ignorance is Bliss Feb 25, 2009

    Thank god we are only teaching abstinence in schools!

  • ckblackm Feb 25, 2009

    Presumed guilty until proven innocent... *sigh*

  • GoGreen Feb 25, 2009

    "Sexual assault! Sexual assault has about as much to do with sex as getting hit over the head with a frying pan has to do with cooking. We're not talking about sex here, we're talking about assault.

    Teach them all you want to about sex, drugs and alcohol, but please teach them how to get along and not assault each other."

    If this were an adult, I may agree with you. But it is not so I don't. This is about sex and understanding the boundaries of when and what behavior is acceptable. And yes, this should be part of the conversation with your teen. No means no. It is not acceptable to coerce or force another to perform sex acts. You cannot place adult responsibilities on a child without teaching them the rights and wrongs of sexual behavior including predatory behavior.

  • airbornemonty Feb 25, 2009

    I don't believe it! I don't believe that it was a sexual assault by the boy. I believe that it was a case of consensual sex and they got caught.

    And as usually happens the boy will bear the full burden of the law and the girl will go free.

  • proud-bleeding-heart Feb 25, 2009

    Please don't jump to conclusions until the investigation is complete.

  • Mungo Feb 25, 2009

    Sexual assault! Sexual assault has about as much to do with sex as getting hit over the head with a frying pan has to do with cooking. We're not talking about sex here, we're talking about assault.

    Teach them all you want to about sex, drugs and alcohol, but please teach them how to get along and not assault each other.

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