Mom claims daughter was sexually assaulted by student at school

AURORA, Colo. -- An Aurora mom is pleading for help after she says her 6-year-old daughter was sexually assaulted by another student.

The alleged incident happened at Peoria Elementary School.

The mother, Dominique, says a 6-year-old boy not only grabbed her daughter by the crotch, but also vowed to follow her into the bathroom to watch her urinate.

"She was crying when she told me. It's horribly frustrating because she's only 6 years old," said Dominique. "She knows it was wrong and she was very emotional."

The little girl's identity is being protected, but Dominique did file a police report. However, she learned there is very little law enforcement can do."

In Colorado, a kid can't be charged with a crime if they're under the age of 10. They also can't be served with a restraining order.

Stephanie Villafuerte, Colorado's child ombudsman, the state's watchdog for the child protection system, said many schools in the state aren't sure how to properly respond to allegations of child on child assault.

"These are really complicated factual situations and  you end up having to rely primarily on school districts. We've actually had a lot more calls from mandated reporters wondering what to report, and that's the number one call we get, do you have to call in juvenile on juvenile violence?" Villafuerte said.

The answer is yes.

The FOX31 Problem Solvers are still waiting to learn if administrators at Peoria Elementary reported the alleged assault, but Dominique feels like no one is helping.

She says her daughter often wakes up crying during the night and is now in therapy.

"Nobody is helping at all. She's just a victim here and it's not fair," she said.

"We take any report of inappropriate student behavior seriously," Aurora Public Schools said in a statement. "We immediately investigated the report, developed a safety plan and will continue to work with our families.

"Safety is our top priority and we are committed to providing students with a safe and positive learning experience every day."

The police report says the school talked to the boy's parents and also enacted a bathroom safety plan to prevent the kids from leaving the classroom at the same time.

However, Dominique isn't satisfied and is transferring her daughter to a new school.

AlertMe