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Lawsuit Against Today’s Child Learning Centers; Six-Year-Old Girl Assaulted on Multiple Occasions
According to the allegations:
- Six-year-old Jane Doe was sexually assaulted on multiple occasions by a student at Today’s Child named Jamal. Jamal was approximately twelve years old.
- The sexual assaults include penetration of Jane Doe’s vagina and anus. Jamal additionally forced his penis into Jane Doe’s mouth. The acts of rape caused hemorrhaging of Jane Doe’s anus and vagina, which at the time was discovered by Today’s Child aide Joann DiMondo.
- Jane Doe was allowed to go to the bathroom alone and Jamal was allowed to follow Jane Doe into the restroom, where the sexual assaults occurred. Jane Doe was left alone in the restroom with Jamal, leading to her sexual assault.
- After one such sexual assaults, Ms. Dimondo noticed Jane Doe’s clothes were disheveled when Jane Doe returned from the bathroom and the perpetrator, Jamal, returning from the restroom at the same time as Jane Doe. Ms. Dimondo did nothing to investigate or otherwise prevent harm to Jane Doe. Jane Doe was sexually assaulted by Jamal on at least one more occasion subsequent to Ms. Dimondo’s observations.
Jeff Herman (www.hermanlaw.com) , the victim’s attorney, stated: “Child care facilities, like preschools and daycares, need to be places where parent can trust that their children are safe. We must hold institutions that do not protect children accountable.”