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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, September 22, 2014

"Justice Department enters case involving school’s alleged use of girl, 14, as rape ‘bait’"

From Fox News:

The Justice Department on Thursday filed a brief in the case of a male student accused of raping a girl who was allegedly used as bait by an Alabama school to catch the boy after repeated sexual offenses, The Huntsville Times reported.

According to the paper, court records show the girl, 14, was sexually assaulted at Sparkman Middle School in January 2010 after teacher’s aide June Simpson told her to go into the boys’ restroom with the 16-year-old male student, who had reportedly been harassing several girls and asking them to have sex with him.

Simpson reportedly told the girl that the school administration could punish the boy if someone could “catch him in the act.”

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