Parents Fight Back After High School Son Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault
Parents of a high school boy wrongly accused of sexual assault by five girls who simply “didn’t like him” are fighting back, levying a major lawsuit against the girls and the school district that handled the allegations.
The boy, identified only by his initials T.F. , “was forced to endure multiple court appearances, detention in a juvenile facility, detention at home, the loss of his liberty and other damages until several of the girls reluctantly admitted that their accusations were false” after the wrongful allegations according to his parents Michael J. and Alecia Flood of Zelienople.
The Flood’s claim that the school did nothing to help their son or punish the girls, even after learning that the allegations were fabricated.
“The lawsuit alleges the boy was further damaged from ‘gender bias’ by school officials and Butler County District Attorney Richard Goldinger’s office, which even after learning the girls’ accusations were false ‘did not take any action against the females involved,’ according to the attorney for the plaintiffs.
The district maintains that it did nothing wrong.
“We have followed all applicable laws, and we will vigorously defend ourselves throughout the process,” the district said.
“The number-one priority of the Seneca Valley School District is the safety and well-being of our students, staff, parents and volunteers who enter our buildings. We have policies and procedures in place to protect individuals, and we communicate to all employees on these policies and work hard every day to provide a safe and caring learning environment for all,” said a statement by the district’s media support specialist Katherine Huttinger.
Apparently, those policies did not work for the falsely accused young man, whose adolescence has been ruined false allegations.