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[h1]Outraged mom says kindergarteners sexually assaulted her son in school bathroom: lawsuit[/h1]
BY Ben Chapman
DAILY NEWS WRITER
Friday, September 30th 2011, 4:00 AM
A Queens mom who says her now 6-year-son was sexually attacked inside his school is suing the city for $10 million - and she says the assailants were all kindergartners.
Yenny Valero, 31, of Astoria, says that her son was attacked in a bathroom in Public School 112 before the end of the school year last June. He was 5 at the time.
Four fellow kindergartner boys held the victim down, removed his pants and violated the boy with at least one finger into his +%*%, according to Valero.
"My son still can't sleep and he is very anxious, even though he is going to therapy," said Valero, who had the boy transferred after the incident.
The boy suffered permanent physical and psychological injuries from the attack, according to Valero's suit.
Police were called in to investigate the incident after it occurred, but detectives dropped the case because of the young age of the children involved.
School officials also investigated the incident, but they were unable to prove that the attack occurred.
Valero's lawyer Julio Portilla insists that the shocking attack happened, even though authorities were unable to substantiate the boy's claims.
"The school failed in its duty and now they are trying to sweep it under the rug," said Portilla, who filed legal papers in Queens Supreme Court over the summer.
Connie Pankratz, spokeswoman for the city's corporation counsel, declined comment.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local...eners_assaulted_her_son_in.html#ixzz1ZVSMh8cR
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