Parents of a former high school student allege in a federal lawsuit that their teenage son was "terrorized" by "false accusations" made by five "mean girls" at the school who used "electronic communication devices to falsely accuse the male student of sexual assault". The parents sued the school district and the district attorney's office.
The parents complain their son had to make multiple court appearances, be detained in a juvenile facility, and lose "his liberty" until the girls admitted their accusations were false. The parents also complain that the female students have suffered no repercussions for their false accusations.
The lawsuit contains allegations that the male worked at a swimming pool as a lifeguard when he was reported as having sexually assaulted one of the girls. Another girl claimed she was present during the assault.
When pressed, one of the girls explained the reasoning behind her claim as "I just don't like him."
A few months later, another student told a school counselor the boy had walked her home, uninvited, and sexually assaulted her. Two other students confirmed this information.
Police arrested the male student and handcuffed him at school. Classmates labeled him a "predator", and he was no longer welcome at school. He was later released on home monitoring. Within a few months, the charges were dropped. Paul Peirce "Lawsuit accuses Seneca Valley 'mean girls' of targeting boy with false allegations" triblive.com (Oct. 03, 2018).