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REVEALED: Loudoun Schools Superintendent who denied having record of female student...

• By ALYSSA GUZMAN and JENNIFER SMITH

Virginia school board superintendent who denied having 'any record' of a female student being raped by a 15-year-old 'boy in a skirt,' reported the assault to the school board the day of the attack, a newly disclosed email reveals.

Loudoun Schools Superintendent Scott Ziegler had initially told parents during a June school board meeting he had no report of the sexual assault on the 15-year-old girl that took place at Stone Bridge High School on May 28. 

However, in an email dated the same day as the assault, Ziegler wrote to the school board: 'This afternoon a female student alleged that a male student sexually assaulted her in the restroom. The LCSO is investigating the matter.' 

In June, Ziegler told parents: 'We don't have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms.'  

A female student at Stone Bridge High School accused the boy - who was reportedly wearing a skirt - of sexually assaulting her in the restroom. He entered the restroom under the school's transgender bathroom policy. 

The same boy was also reportedly involved in another sexual assault on October 6 at Broad Run High School where a different girl claimed she was 'forced' into a classroom where 'he held her against her will and inappropriately touched her,' according to Loudoun County Sheriff's Office.  

The unnamed boy from Ashburn, Virginia, has been arrested and charged, according to Loudoun County Commonwealth prosecutor Buta Biberaj. 

The boy was charged with two counts of forcible sodomy for the May 28 attack and sexual battery for the October 6 attack, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said on Oct. 13. The Sheriff's Office released the statement to clear up 'misinformation' regarding the case.  

The boy, who has not been identified because he is underage, is currently being held at Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center. 

The school board also released a statement claiming they were 'informed in a general fashion' and were not 'provided any specific information.' 

On Oct. 15, Ziegler apologized for 'failing' to ensure the safety of students and prevent the alleged rape. 


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