Two teenage boys are accused of sexually abusing a girl with a learning disability at a Brooklyn school while other students watched, including one who allegedly recorded the incident on his cell phone, police sources said.
A 13-year-old boy allegedly lured the victim to the bathroom by telling her that her English as a Second Language teacher wanted to see her, the New York Daily News reported.
The trusting victim followed the boy to the boys’ bathroom on the ground floor of Public School 165 Ida Posner on Lott Avenue in Brownsville.
Six other boys were waiting in the bathroom around 11:30 a.m. Monday as one 15-year-old boy pushed the girl into the bathroom and demanded that she perform sex acts on a 14-year-old boy, sources said.
Sources said the girl complied out of fear and intimidation.
The victim burst into tears and told her friends what happened after the boys left. A guidance counselor, the principal, and police were notified.
Sources said the victim told police she saw someone potentially recording the incident on a cell phone, but police have not found any evidence of a video yet.
The 14-year-old boy upon whom the girl allegedly performed sex acts was charged with sex abuse and forcible touching. The 15-year-old who allegedly pushed her into the bathroom was charged with sex abuse, forcible touching, and unlawful imprisonment, officials said.
The boys had their cases heard in Family Court, where a judge ruled that they be released to the custody of their parents and barred them from having any contact with the victim, officials said.
Education Department officials said parents of students at the school have been notified of the incident.
“This incident is deeply troubling and we are working closely with the NYPD as they conduct an investigation,” Education Department spokeswoman Toya Holness said. “We’re ensuring that it is swiftly addressed.”