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Attempted Sex Abuse Accusations at Ossining Middle School

New information is coming to light in connection with the Ossining student accused of demanding that another student perform a sex act in an AMD bathroom.

New details are emerging about the incident that took place in an bathroom. It happened at 8:25 a.m. on April 26 on the third floor of the boy's bathroom, according to Spokesman Kieran O'Leary.

Investigators say they are not releasing the age, grade or any other details about the alleged victim. However, they are saying that the two other boys involved in the incident are both 13-year-old eighth-graders.

One of the boys is accused of pushing the alleged victim into a bathroom stall, then demanding that he perform a sex act. The other eighth-grader is accused of standing in front of the bathroom door so no one else could get in.

"The victim would not comply and voices were raised. A school administrator in the hallway became aware that something was happening in the bathroom and he pushed his way in and interrupted the situation almost immediately," said O'Leary

School staff immediately called the Westchester County Police officer who is AMD's school resource officer. The officer asked detectives to respond to the incident. Those detectives interviewed the alleged victim with a parent by his side. The detectives also interviewed the school administrator who was in the hallway when the incident occurred.

"If these two eight-graders were 16 or older they would have been charged with the following crimes: attempted sex abuse third degree and unlawful imprisonment, misdemeanors," said O'Leary. "The eighth-grader in the stall would have been charged with both, the boy who barred the door just the latter charge. "

However, due to the fact that the boys are only 13-years-old, they only face juvenile delinquency charges. The two will have to appear in Westchester County Family Court.

ADAGO May 14, 2012 at 11:40 PM
in light of this unfortunate event, my prayers go out to all families involved. This is not a situation I would ever want to be in, that being said, it is not surprising. I KNOW first hand that this schools administration and this superintendent were alerted during the 2010- 2011 school year about many acts of inappropriate behavior in this school involving its students. They chose to ignore! make your voice heard on May 15 and vote NO. Call Comm King in Albany and ask for this district to be investigated!
Lisa Rudley May 15, 2012 at 04:55 AM
@Adago, how do you know they ignored it? How is voting no to a budget that saves valuable programs and neccessary staff the solution? The district can afford to cut more staff and that is one of the reasons why I am voting yes to the budget today. Most parents believe the situation was handled appropriately, however we wanted to be notified immediately. My daughter who is a 6th grade said she feels safe at school and was glad the administrator stopped the situation. We as parents need to be vigilant regarding these issues with our children because this can happen anywhere. My prayers too go out to all involved. I trust that the entire community can moved forward grow from this and that the schools continue to be a safe place to educate my children.
J. Black May 15, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Take it from someone who had to live with continual physical and emotional abuse...these memories are forever etched in my mind. What I was made to endure would curl your hair. My heart aches for the victim and his family. I pray that the family is strong enough to bring a lawsuit against the school district.
PMorgan May 16, 2012 at 12:58 PM
Any attack is distrubing, but this kind of act to be done by a kid ? Three more young lives that will be changed forever. My thoughts are with the victim and his family.
Porter May 17, 2012 at 11:20 AM
I, to be quite frank, feel quite obliged to ask what good a lawsuit against the district will do? If anything, the district needs more money to work with, certainly not another lawsuit to deal with. However, I do find it nececarry to offer my deepest condolences towards the family of the victim.


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