Virginia teen found guilty of ‘non-consensual sex’ in high school bathroom

The convicted teen awaits sentencing, possibly as early as next month.

Updated: October 25, 2021 - 8:28pm

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A teenager accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student inside a Virginia high school bathroom was found guilty Monday for engaging in “non-consensual sex," according to reports.

According to the Daily Wire, the now 15-year-old teen appeared in court Monday on charges stemming from two separate alleged sexual assaults, both occurring at high schools within Loudoun County. In one of the cases, it is alleged that the male student was wearing a skirt and was inside the girls' bathroom when he attacked one of the victims. 

The sexual assaults gained nationwide media attention in June after the father of one of the victims was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest while at a Loudoun County School Board meeting. The man reportedly said he became enraged at the meeting when an official claimed that the school district had no knowledge of assaults in its restrooms. 

According to the Washington Post, Loudoun County School Supervisor Scott Ziegler received widespread backlash following the incidents after claiming at a June press conference that the district had no "records of assaults occurring in restrooms." Contrary to his statement, Ziegler sent out an email to school officials in May informing them of an assault where "a female student alleged that a male student sexually assaulted her in the restroom."

Attorneys for the family of one of the victims said they are “relieved that justice as served” and they are “grateful” for the judge’s ruling in the case. 

The convicted teen awaits sentencing, possibly as early as next month.

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