The mother of the 15 year-old boy who raped a girl classmate in the girl’s bathroom dressed in a skirt, was later charged with sexual assaulting another girl.
DailyMail.com spoke exclusively with the mother. She asked not to be identified because her son was too young.
“He’s a 15 year old boy that wanted to have sex with somebody in the bathroom, with somebody who was willing,” she said, as she sat in her empty kitchen in her Loudoun County, Virginia, townhouse. “And they’re twisting the story just enough so that it becomes a political hot button topic.”
Scott Smith, the father to the victim of rape, was dragged from a school board meeting on June 22 with a bloodied face after listening to school officials deny a girl was sexually assaulted in a bathroom after his daughter reported the incident.
This case became the focal point of a fierce debate in Loudoun County regarding transgender students rights and parental freedom of speech.
The school board is routinely accused of pushing a ultra-liberal agenda against parents and children and silence those who disagree.
The scandal reached Virginia’s race to be governor. It gave life to the campaign Glenn Youngkin, Republican gubernatorial candidate. He accused Loudon’s school board of a coverup and warned, “What tragedy awaits our children?”
The dispute over transgender policies in Loudoun County, Virginia schools has been dividing parents and teachers for months. It reached a climax when the father of a girl who was physically assaulted in her girl’s bathroom by an unidentified boy in a skirt was beaten at a school board meeting. DailyMail.com has heard from the mother of the 15 year-old boy.
The victim’s father was arrested and dragged from the meeting by his parents, who were outraged. His mother said that his actions were typical of a heterosexual, hormonal teenage who had consented to sex twice with the girl.
Despite his androgynous style & declaration that he was ‘pansexual’, the boy’s mother insisted that he wasn’t the gender fluid boogeyman of a culture war over transgender policies.
She explained that he wore a skirt one day and then a tee shirt the next. He was trying to find himself, and that meant trying on many styles. It was because it provided him the attention he needed and sought.
She also acknowledged that her son is troubled and acknowledged his history of misbehavior, including sending nude photos to a fifth-grade girl.
In October, she reached a breaking point with him when he called her from the juvenile detention centre following his second arrest.
“He asked me how I was doing and I replied, “I’m broken, my heart is broken, I’m shattered, you shattered”,” the mom recalled. “Do you know what you’ve done for me and your family?”
“And he replied, “No, what did you do?” She said,
He had made her his main point of contact with his dad, who lived in New Jersey.
“At that point, it was like, “You know what?” She replied, “I love and will always love you. I will do everything possible to always be there for all of your needs.” “But, I told him that you should call your father from now on. Don’t call me. I need to heal and you need to help me.
This was Sunday, Oct 10. She did attend his juvenile court appearance on Monday. She sat in a gallery fuming at the boy’s father, who showed up with his wife.
“He asked me about bringing my wife. I said that she was the reason you have been absent from (our son’s) life. She recalled telling him that she hated her and didn’t want her in the courthouse. “I’m in the middle every day, dealing with three probation officer, detectives and the Commonwealth, and I don’t even know how many lawyers. You’re in your own little safety net in New Jersey.
‘And he did not listen to me,’ the mother stated to DailyMail.com. She shook her head and added, ‘They even brought a buddy.
The teen was convicted of the May 28th sexual assault at Stone Bridge High School on October 25. The judge’substantiated’ the charges of forcible sodomy, and forcible fellatio, which is the juvenile equivalent of a conviction.
He was sent back into juvenile detention pending a hearing on November 15 regarding the second case, which occurred at Broad Run High School in that same county on October 6, one month after he was transferred there by the district.
He allegedly pulled a young girl into a classroom and inappropriately touched the girl.
Scott Smith, the victim’s father, was seen with a bloody face being dragged out from a school board meeting on 22 June – one month after the attack. This was after school officials said that no one had been sexually assaulted at the bathrooms, despite his daughter reporting it the previous month.
After Scott Smith was pictured being dragged away from a June 22 school board meeting, Scott Smith’s parents were mocked by the left. They feel vindicated now, they say.
The details of the scandal gained international attention after they were leaked. Irate parents accused the District of a coverup and questioned how a teen with an pending rape case was allowed into the district to commit another sexual crime.
Scott Smith, the father of the first victim, attacked trans bathroom rules. He claimed that it allowed a “gender fluid” boy to enter the bathroom and then rape his daughter. This sparked a national debate about transgender bathroom policies.
Stories about the past of the teen surfaced quickly, spreading among parents and activists, who demanded to know what else the district had covered up.
One involved an incident that occurred in fifth grade when the boy was 11. He sent nude photographs of himself to a female student. DailyMail.com was told by sources that police were involved but that the girl’s parents decided to not pursue charges against him, as long the district kept him away.
The mom confirmed the account, but snapped, ‘What the f**k does that have to do with anything?’
She said that politics surrounding the case had gotten outof control.
“What are they trying?” She inquired. “Did they hire an investigative to dig up all the details and ruin his life for the rest of their lives?” she asked.
The mother made no secret of the fact her son had been repeatedly suspended for misbehavior, including fist fights with classmates.
The mother stated that her son has been a difficult child all his life. She said that she had dealt with him personally. “My son has had multiple counseling and therapy. He’s also been treated by friends, school, and family. It’s been 15+ years of hell trying for him to do better.
Her son was born in New Jersey. She packed up and fled for Virginia in the latter part of 2007.
Before moving to Loudoun County, she enrolled her son at Fairfax County’s elementary school. He was described as a smart child who did not do much homework but took AP classes.
She said that he was prone to acting out and that she would do her best in trying to decode each incident.
The mom of the boy sent him the lewd photos in fifth-grade. She said that she had walked him through every photo and message exchange and broken it down.
She said, “I was like,” and he replied, “Okay, that’s what you sent,” she recalled saying to him. “What were you thinking?” What were your goals? I would then be like, “This disrespectful.” I did not teach you to be like that.
The boy would spend Christmas in New Jersey with his father. She said that he returned to New Jersey more determined than usual after Christmas 2018 and asked to live with his stepmom and father. He spent the following year in the Garden State. He began having sex at the age of 13 during this period, his mom said.
He moved in with his mom in June 2020. His world crashed the following year.
The Friday before Memorial Day, May 28, 2008 was the time of the rape.
His victim confessed to having sex in the toilet before and that they had arranged to meet again at lunchtime.
Superintendent Scott Ziegler claimed that he had received no report of a sexual assault in school bathrooms on June 22. On May 28, the same day, Ziegler sent this email to his coworkers confirming that he had received a report. “This afternoon, a female student claimed that a male student had sexually assaulted and abused her in the toilet.”
Amanda Shallant (pictured), spoke at a school board meeting last Wednesday as she held a sign reading: ‘LCPS protects Rapists’
According to her testimony he followed her to a stall. She told him she wasn’t in the mood to sex but he then threw the woman on the ground and forced her to perform sex acts.
According to court reports, she said that he had flipped her over. “I was on the ground and couldn’t move, and he sexually assaulted my body.”
She said that he only stopped when someone else came in.
She reported it and an investigation was initiated.
Later that day, the boy’s mother was summoned to school. She told them about an incident involving her child.
She was not given any details and left school without knowing what he had done.
So she took her son to the library nearby and sat down on a bench for him to ask questions.
“And so, I got his story,” the mom said. ‘At that point, I was like, okay, well this is going to be a sh*tstorm.’
The teen told his mother all about his past ‘hookups with the girl’ and noted that on May 28, he was planning to get back together in the bathroom.
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She was sick that day. His mom told him that he’d taken her to the bathroom earlier in day to make sure she was fine.
According to DailyMail.com, the mom said that her daughter was not feeling well and that’s why they went to the bathroom for the first time that day. “He was worried about her, he asked her how she was feeling and touched her forehead to bring water.
According to the son, they discussed having sex later in life.
“He’d mentioned something about hooking-up with her, said that they’d discussed the topic that day, and that she was still feeling unwell. We’ll see,” the mom recalls.
He followed her to the bathroom for the second time that afternoon.
“It started with her asking her if she’s okay and she responding that she was feeling much more positive than this morning,” she said, relaying the story from her son. “And he advanced.
He described the rape in an accident, telling his mom he didn’t mean for him to insert himself in her anus.
“He claimed he was going to vaginal, but it ended up for 10 second as anal,” the mom recalled.
She said that ‘He knew she had pain’. “He said, “Are you okay?” She said that it hurt. He was like, “What kind of pain?”
She believed her son’s version of events.
She said, “He was showing genuine concern.”
She then began to berate her daughter, expressing doubts even when a judge convicted her son.
“If I was in a place where I was about be raped I would be screaming and kicking,’ she said. ‘You’re 15. You can defend yourself reasonably. You won’t just sit there and accept it. Because there was no fight, he felt it was okay for him to keep going.
She said that the girl didn’t report it right away. First, they went to study hall, where the girl told a girlfriend about what had happened. The girlfriend became furious and confronted the victim. He confronted the victim and asked him what he’d heard. Shortly after, she reported the rape to the principal.
His mother accompanied him to school on Tuesday. She claimed that it was at this point that the principal raised another topic – her son’s gender identity. At the time of the attack, he was wearing a skirt.
DailyMail.com reported that Stone Bridge’s principal was trying to delicately tap-dance the sensitive situation. “So I was like, “Alright, can we please just ask the question that you want to?”‘;
“That’s when he was like: “Oh, well. What does he identify himself as?”She recalled.
She replied, “He identifies himself as male.”
He said, “Oh, we never knew that,” to her. “And I replied, ;”Did anyone ever ask?;
Gender identity would become a key issue in the public sphere. Conservative activists pointed out her son to illustrate why transgender bathrooms were dangerous.
It was disturbing and offensive to her.
DailyMail.com’s She said that he was not transgender. “And I think this is all doing a disservice to students who identify themselves as transgender.
She explained that although her son was wearing a dress, he didn’t identify as a woman and it wasn’t a disguise to get into the girl’s toilet.
She explained that he wore a skirt one day and then a tee shirt the next. He was trying to find himself, and that meant trying on many styles. I believe he did it because it brought him the attention he so desperately needed and sought.
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The detective called the boy’s mom on July 6 to report his imminent arrest. She drove him to the station. He spent the next few weeks at the juvenile jail in Leesburg, where he was able to speak with her twice a week via Skype and phone.
She spent weeks trying to correct his behavior after his release in July.
DailyMail.com’s She said that she and her husband worked hard to read books, dig through baggage, and address any demons he may have towards his father, towards him, towards life, and so on. “We spent the whole summer, every single day. I’m referring to 15 years of his life, breaking up the incident and breaking down consideration and respect with women.
Pamela Brooks, a judge at Juvenile Court, agreed with the girl’s parents and said there was enough evidence for the teen boy to force her on her. He is also charged with another sexual assault.
August was the time to get ready for school. The court had ordered him to not return to Stone Bridge.
“I asked my lawyer about the court order that he cannot go back to Stone Bridge. What am I doing for school?” My lawyer said, “Woo, good question.”
She stated that she contacted Stone Bridge’s principal and was told that he was still waiting for him to return. She spoke later with Dr. Douglas Fulton (director of school administration in Loudoun County School district).
“That’s when he [Fulton] informed me about Title 9, and LCPS’ role in Title 9 as well as how it all works,” she recalled. He informed me that my son could return to Stone Bridge as LCPS could not conduct an investigative or determine disciplinary action until the law enforcement component was complete.
“And so ensued this conversation in where I’m stuck at the middle,” she said. “I’ve got Virginia’s judicial side citing a court order and saying that judicial trumps Virginia’s education department. And I was like, “No, the education division is under the executive branch.” Y’all can not trump each others.
She added that “They weren’t communicating at any time.” “So I was like, you guys have to talk. That was the end of it.
Broad Run was the new home for her son, who was transferred by the district. He didn’t stay there for the first ten days until everything was settled, she explained.
She made arrangements for her to meet the new principal.
‘So we finally had that meeting and then…, ‘ she said. She tried to speak, but her voice was weak.
She claimed that her son dragged a young girl into a classroom and inappropriately touched the girl. He was taken into custody that day by police. His mother claimed she was not notified of his arrest until that evening.
She said they were likely to delay alerting her because of their ‘quick processing’ of second incident.
She isn’t sure what to make of these charges. She respects the case lead detective and doesn’t doubt that there was an incident.
She said, “I didn’t hear my son’s side of it because I was being hauled to JDC before we could talk.”
Since then, the media has been abuzz about the case.
DailyMail.com: “Both you and me know that this (transgender policies) has been a hot subject for close to ten years now,” she said. “Parents were looking to find that one case and that piece of evidence that showed that boys would use this to rape daughters. Since transgender ID was presented as a possible policy, this has been in the mix. It was so.
National attention was drawn by the decision of Scott Smith to publicly lash-out as the father of the victim.
Last week, parents stood in front of a school board meeting holding placards that said: ‘Protect girls and not gender’ and ‘Women and girls don’t suffer collateral damage’
She had strong words to say for him and his associates.
She said that he was shocked to hear about the second incident after he had been informed by informal channels that it was the same boy. He was determined to not be silenced and let the world know that his daughter had been raped by a transgender boy who took advantage of transgender policies and that LCDS must reverse those policies.
She also accused Smith family associates of leaking confidential information.
“So between Scott getting all riled up from being in his position [and leaked information]It was only natural for this to spread like wildfire,” she stated.
It has made her community the center of a cultural war over transgender policies, with district protests and walkouts and demands for resignations.
“Everyone in this county is afraid of sneezing wrong if there’s any kind of connection to the case, afraid that it’s going ruin their career,” she stated.
“What’s the end game on this?” She continued. “My son is going to be on the Sexual Registry and be committed to Meghan’s Law for the rest his life because he was 15-years-old hormones.
After two weeks of silence she finally spoke with her son on Sunday night. She explained that she needed to ask her son some questions in order to prepare for a meeting about his Individualized Education Program. It quickly got ugly when she brought up his father.
She said that she asked him if his father was talking to him and how it was going. “And he was like, it was nice feeling that he had his dad’s back while other people had their backs fallen off,” she said.
She said, “It was another sharp punch to my gut,” “And I again asked him, have you figured it out?” He replied no. I was like, “Dude, you don’t know what’s happening.”