Mother says middle school daughter was sexually assaulted by 2 classmates
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – An investigation into alleged sexual assault is underway, after a mother reported two boys assaulted her daughter last month.
"It was not physical hitting or anything like that. It was more sexual assault," said the mother.
KPRC2 is not reporting the woman's name, per station policy, in an effort to protect the victim's identity.
The alleged sexual assault occurred outside the family's home on Feb. 23, in the Villages of Langham Creek neighborhood in northwest Harris County.
"(They were) forcing their hands, but also forcing her from moving," the mother said.
The victim is an eighth-grader at Kahla Middle School, part of the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. The mother told KPRC2 her daughter's two alleged attackers are enrolled in the school, as well.
The mother said her daughter first informed her of the incident during a meeting with a youth minister at the family's church on March 4.
"She wanted to divulge the information. She needed to talk to us but she didn't know how," the mother said.
It appears, however, the victim confided in someone at the school in the days following the alleged assault, according to the mother, who said her daughter told her she had spoken to a counselor at school.
Despite that, the mother said, no one at the school informed her or reported the incident to a law enforcement agency.
The mother said she questioned administrators on March 5 -- the same day she filed a report with the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
"I provided them with substantial proof that she was being bullied after the fact, even," she said.
The proof came in the form of screen grabs from Snapchat interactions allegedly initiated by one of the boys who sexually assaulted her.
"He was just reaching out to people that she knows, saying to beat her up," the mother said.
The mother pushed to have her daughter transferred to another school, and she said the transfer was approved Monday, minutes before she met with KPRC2.
In a statement, a spokesman for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD said, "We are aware of the allegations and are currently investigating."
The mother wants justice for her daughter. She also wants other parents to be aware of their right to know whether allegations of that kind have been reported.
"This lack of disseminating information to the parents is intolerable. We can't stand for it," she said.
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