2011-10-05 / Features

Mom Files $10M Kindergarten Sex Suit

by LIZ GOFF

The mother of a six-year-old Long Island City boy is suing the city for $10 million, charging her son was sexually attacked inside his school last June.

The 31-year-old mom claims in the lawsuit, filed last summer in Queens Supreme Court, that her son was attacked in June 2011 by four fellow kindergartners in a bathroom at P.S. 112 at Crescent Street and 37th Avenue in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City.

The lawsuit charges that the boy, who was five-years-old at the time, was held down by his attackers, who removed his pants and violated him “with one finger”.

The lawsuit charges the boy has trouble sleeping, he suffers from anxiety and has been undergoing therapy since shortly after the attack.

The mom says in the lawsuit that the boy suffered permanent physical and psychological injuries and he has been transferred to another school. Queens detectives who went to the school to investigate the incident were forced to close the case, due to the young ages of the victim and his alleged attackers, police sources said.

Sources said school investigators were forced to drop their probe when they were unable to prove that the attack took place.

An attorney for the mother said she insists the attack occurred, even though police and school administrators were unable to substantiate claims made by the victim and his mother who claims school administrators failed to protect her son and, when she alerted them of the assault, denied the attack occurred.

A spokesperson for the city Corporation Counsel declined comment on the ongoing litigation.
 

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