Mentally challenged US girl sexually assaulted in class

Jan 14, 2013, 10:24 IST | Agencies

A 15-year-old girl in a US school was sexually abused by her classmates even as her teacher stood only a few feet away.

A mentally challenged 15-year-old girl in New York was brutally sexually abused by two boys in her classroom with her teacher standing only a few feet away, a media report said Sunday.

Mentally challenged US girl sexually assaulted in class
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The special needs student was allegedly sexually assaulted for 10 minutes as another student "hit her on the head whenever she tried to escape" during a science class at a school in Elmont, the report said.

The girl's mother filed a lawsuit, alleging that the teacher ignored the assault even as one student danced on the desk while another attempted to sodomize the girl.

Though the girl told a school social worker the next day, school officials failed to report the crime.

She was the only girl in her class of 13 boys. The report said that the alleged attackers were residents of a home for juvenile delinquents.

The girl's mother said her daughter was bullied for months.

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