A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by sibling classmates at her Oklahoma City elementary school, according to a report from KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City.
According to the victim’s mother, the little girl ran out of Edgemere Elementary School “with her knees and hands shaking and crying.”
“I jumped out of the car and asked her what was wrong and she said, ‘Mama they touched me down there,'” stated the mother, who (understandably) did not wish to be identified.
The 10-year-old told her mother that while she was in the bathroom, a brother and sister entered and attacked her. The 10-year-old sister allegedly held down the child. Then, “The little boy pulled his pants down, pulled her pants down,” the mother said.
Her daughter said that she screamed for help but was told to stop “or they would beat her up.”
“She said, ‘There’s two of them, Mama, so I listened.'”
Police did not release an official report to protect the privacy of the young victim and the other children involved. They did, however, escort the family to a medical facility where tests were conducted confirming that the 10-year-old girl’s injuries were consistent with a sexual assault.
According to the mother, it’s not just her daughter’s attackers to blame.
“I’m not just blaming the kids, I blame the teachers that are supposed to protect our kids when they’re at school,” she said.
The Oklahoma City School District claims that they notified the police department “immediately after hearing about the alleged sexual assault” and that they are “fully cooperating” with the investigation, Raw Story notes.
This is just one of far too many examples involving the sexual abuse (or attempted sexual abuse) of a minor by other minors. It’s never an easy thing to digest, but it’s especially reprehensible when kids do it to other kids because it speaks to horrific parenting situations lying under the surface.
Take, for instance, the case of six North Carolina brothers, who repeatedly raped their little sister over an 11-year period, starting when she was just four years old.
The abuse often happened in front of the parents with their full approval, and likely would have continued had the perpetrators not ended up confessing due to their “belief in the Bible.”
As for the case of the 10-year-old raped at Edgemere Elementary School, what do you think should be done to her attackers, and what about the parents? Should they bear direct responsibility for the attack itself?