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Man wearing mask walks right into a Va. school, allegedly sexually assaults a female student

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While too many school officials in America are consumed with protecting the sensitivities of those who suffer from gender dysphoria, few appear to be focused on the most basic responsibility schools have, which is to protect students in their care.

At least, that looks to be the case in the state of Virginia, which has seen multiple incidents of students allegedly being sexually assaulted.

The latest example of this occurred in Chantilly, which is just west of Arlington, a mere 25 miles from Washington, D.C.,  where a man was arrested and charged with sexual battery, abduction by force and trespassing, after allegedly accosting a female student.

The alleged crime took place on Sept. 27, when Galata Bengessa, of Fairfax, mixed in with students and walked into the school while wearing a mask, NBC Washington reported, citing police.

The victim initially thought Bengessa, 22, was another student when he struck up a conversation with her, according to the report. He would allegedly touch the student inappropriately before she was able to escape and contact her mother, who alerted police.

Turns out, two other victims came forward, although those alleged crimes took place off-campus.

Bengessa was located walking nearby after the assault. Police said that after speaking to officers he was hospitalized, before being taken to an adult detention center the evening of Sept. 29.

Chantilly is located just outside of Loudoun County, where a parent alleged that his daughter was sexually assaulted by a skirt-wearing male student in a girls’ bathroom.

Scott Smith faulted Loudoun County Public Schools’ transgender bathroom policy for the sexual attack on his daughter. In a story that took the nation by storm, Smith was arrested after being dragged out of an August school board meeting by police. Shortly before Smith was removed, LCPS Superintendent Scott Ziegler had declared “the predator transgender student or person simply does not exist.”

Ziegler added that to his knowledge, “we don’t have any record of assaults occurring in our restrooms.” The remark reportedly prompted Smith to fly into a rage, which led to his removal. Smith later claimed the district was trying to cover up the assault on his daughter by a gender-fluid boy. That boy would be quietly transferred to a new school, where he was arrested for sexual assault on another student.

Turns out, these two cases do not appear to be isolated. Investigative reporter Luke Rosiak reported Thursday in a tweet that in 2018, “a boy was held down while other boys ‘inserted objects into the victim’ in a locker room. The culprits were arrested. Loudoun told the state that zero sexual assaults occurred in that school that year, and every year since.”

Here’s a sampling of some of the responses to the story from Twitter:

Tom Tillison


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