Dad Upset Girl's Accused Abuser Attends Same School

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    An Allen father said he is upset after learning that a boy accused of assaulting his daughter is now attending her school.

    He said his daughter, a kindergartener at Anderson Elementary, was coerced into performing oral sex on a sixth grade boy last spring.

    “He tricked her into saying what he had under the covers, being a lollipop,” said the father.

    (NBCDFW.com generally does not identify victims of sexual assault and is not naming the girl or her father.)

    Dad Upset Girl's Accused Abuser Attends Same School

    [DFW] Dad Upset Girl's Accused Abuser Attends Same School
    An Allen father said he is upset after learning that a boy accused of assaulting his daughter is now attending her school.

     “It's a parent's worst nightmare,” he said. 

    The Allen police department has investigated the allegation.

    "The charges have been filed, the case has been filed, recommendations have been made,” said Sgt. Jon Felty.

    One of the key recommendations from child abuse experts at the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center is that the two students be kept apart. That protects the integrity of the investigation, the girl from any trauma and the boy from any new allegations, officials said.

    The school year began with the girl starting her first year of school at Anderson Elementary and the boy at an alternative school, but now the students are in the same school. 

    “The situation is the school district is aware of everything that has occurred,” Felty said. “So now the responsibility rests with them to keep the children safe.”

    A spokesperson for Allen ISD said policies that govern privacy and other legal issues prevent the school district from commenting on the placement of students at any school and from discussing any disciplinary actions taken.

    The girl’s father said all he wants is assurances that the boy, who is a neighbor, is kept away from his daughter.

    “If my daughter were to be in the hallways and to see this boy it could traumatize her, that's just the facts, maybe it couldn't but maybe it could,” he said.