Saturday, September 30, 2023, 2:36 a.m
SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) – At a meeting Friday in the auditorium of Budlong Avenue Elementary School in South Los Angeles, parents expressed outrage over the alleged sexual assault of a 5-year-old student on campus.
Principal Gina Hughes invited parents to discuss their concerns.
Hughes previously sent a voice message to parents telling them that campus safety was her top priority.
The mother of a five-year-old boy with autism says her son was sexually abused by another boy in a school toilet.
The mother said she knew something was wrong when she picked her son up from school that day and his pants were turned inside out and his shoes were on the wrong feet.
Los Angeles police are investigating, but the child’s mother says more needs to be done.
The woman says her son was sexually abused in a school bathroom.
“He told me that another boy took off his pants and touched his private area,” she said.
She said the other boy performed a sexual act with his mouth.
The mother said she received a call from the school a few weeks ago telling her to pick up her son because something was wrong with him.
When she went to pick him up, his pants were inside out and his shoes were on the wrong feet. He told her what had happened.
“And in that moment I was shocked,” she said. “The first thing I did was rush back to his school and tell them what happened.”
“They called the person overseeing recess and another teacher, and no one noticed anything.”
His mother called the police. The 5-year-old, who suffers from autism, was taken to a hospital and examined.
“When we went to the hospital, my son didn’t even want the doctor near him,” the mother said. “He was traumatized, he didn’t want anyone to look at him.
“At that moment I felt an immense burden of guilt. I felt powerless because I couldn’t protect him.”
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