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8 year-old Molested by Tutor

Initial reports from a New York City Criminal Lawyer have revealed an 8 year old girl was molested and sexually assaulted by the college student who was paid to be her tutor.

The girl said a tutor in her third-grade classroom at a local elementary school had put his hand down her pants many times, and molested her. Then, the college student would very often touch her on the shoulder and tell her, “Good job,” the young girl told police. On Thursday, she said, that tutor –who was identified as a junior at a local college, indicated reports from a Brooklyn Criminal Lawyer—proceeded to rape her.

Later on that same day, she sought treatment at a local hospital, say the local police. Late Monday afternoon, police arrested the college student who is 21 years old. He was charged with rape of a child with force and indecent assault and battery of a minor under 14.

The defendant was arraigned Tuesday in District Court, where he decided to plead not guilty and was held on $20,000 bail.

He was ordered by a judge to stay away from the third grade girl, and also told he was to have no contact with minor children under the age of 16 unless they had parental supervision present at all times during the visit. He was also told he has to stay away from all elementary, middle and high schools until further notice.

The defendant’s parents declined to make a statement while leaving the courthouse after the arraignment. They told the local news station that they support their son. The case is scheduled for a probable-cause hearing on April 21.

The college junior tutored students at a local elementary school as part of a work-study program. Police said the supposed abuse happened on a several different dates. The young girl told police the events happened in the back of her classroom and other children were present while it was happening.

Sex crimes and other offenses against children create lasting scars. These offenses create emotional and physical scars that often take a lifetime to heal. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a sexual assault, rape or other physical abuse offense, be sure to obtain not only prompt medical and emotional support, but also contact an attorney promptly for guidance.

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