Alvin ISD Districtwide Email Regarding Rape Allegations Disappointing Families Involved

ALVIN, TX (CTRC) — The boy’s mother is accused of raped a special needs girl at Alvin High School last fall asks for privacy in anticipation of the new school year.

Nov. On January 5, 2021, two students with special needs had a sexual encounter in the bathroom. The Alvin ISD Police intervened and investigated.

The girl’s mother took her to be examined for sexual abuse and said the nurse found signs of trauma. At that time she was 18 years old.

The boy, who was 16 at the time, told his family’s lawyer, Alberto Ruiz, that it was consensual.

Both students have developmental disabilities and attended special classes.

The boy’s mother, who did not want to be named to protect her son, said her son has ADHD, autism and the cognitive abilities of an elementary school student. She said that her son knows that sex is what boys and girls do.

The girl’s mother, who also did not want to be identified to protect her daughter, said she had the mindset of a five- or six-year-old child, could not read and had limited writing ability. She said that her daughter knew nothing about sex before this meeting.

After the sexual encounter, the boy’s mother said he was suspended for three days, and his mother said he was no longer allowed to go unattended anywhere in the school.

“From the very beginning, I told them that I want it to be so,” said the boy’s mother. “Not because I felt that my son was a danger to anyone, but because I felt that he was a danger to himself. He doesn’t understand the consequences. He doesn’t understand the danger.”

The girl’s mother said that she told the district police officer that she also did not want her daughter to be left unattended.

The county told ABC13 in an email that it was not part of any of their care plans at the time of the incident. They also confirmed the punishment of the student and said: “The discipline was applied in accordance with what is permitted by law in the circumstances of this case.”

After sexual contact, the girl graduated from high school and is no longer associated with Alvin ISD.

A Brazoria County grand jury declined to bring charges against the boy after considering an investigation by Alvin ISD and their police department.

Neither the boy nor the girl’s family received copies of any of the more than 100 pages of the investigation submitted to the prosecutor’s office.

The boy’s mother said she has a meeting with the county next week and hopes to have copies at the same time.

ABC13 has also officially requested a copy, but the county is trying to hide the information. They sent a request to the Prosecutor General’s Office for a decision.

“I would really like them to sit at the table in front of the news and newspapers or whatever, call anyone, because I don’t have to follow the lies, because my version does not change, because this is what happened,” the girl said. mother said.

Alvin ISD sent out an email around the county in late July, almost nine months after the incident, with a detailed timeline of what happened, despite telling ABC13 that they could not legally discuss what happened or what followed.

The letter disappointed both parents.

“That’s a complete lie,” said the girl’s mother. “It’s a joke. She is full of lies. They never once mentioned that it was a sexual assault. It was a question or an event, and it didn’t fit “the expectations of their behavior and their values”. Their values ​​are to hide everything that happened so they can get their check. Their expectations… you know, I didn’t expect to take my daughter away because of the sexual abuse.”

“It contained information that indicated that the girl had been raped,” Ruiz said. “That he was punished, that he committed an illegal act, and that they took every measure to protect the girl.” What was missing was the fact that the boy was also not found guilty enough to be charged with this crime. That he, too, suffers from developmental delay. That their investigation did not turn up enough evidence to label him as a rapist, to brand him as such, or to confirm that a sexual assault had taken place.”

Ruiz said several times during Friday’s interview that the grand jury returned “no score” due to insufficient evidence.

The Brazoria County District Attorney’s office said they don’t even know why or how the Grand Jury made this decision because all proceedings are confidential.

The letter stated that the boy would not return to school in the 2022-23 school year.

Ruiz and his mother have indicated that he intends to return, and they planned to discuss this at an upcoming meeting with the county.

The county confirmed that, at the mother’s request, a meeting will be held to discuss his placement.

“We believe that isolating him or further imposing on him the idea that he did something wrong would be detrimental to his mental health,” Ruiz said. “He needs to be treated the way he has always been treated and given the services he needs.”

The email from Alvin ISD also mentions that they contacted CPS on the day the sexual encounter took place. The DFPS said it did not investigate because the circumstances surrounding the allegations do not fall within the definition of what they are investigating.

The Texas Education Agency said they were alerted to what happened at Elvin ISD in July 2022.

They said they sent the girl’s family a cease and desist letter by registered mail this week to keep them from talking about what happened.

“We hope they understand that just as they do not want their daughter to be the target of disinformation, this family will demand the same respect,” Ruiz said.

As of Friday afternoon, the girl’s family had not received the letter.

The girl’s family remains disappointed with the decision of the Grand Jury and the county, which they believe handled the situation poorly. They said that there was practically no connection with the area.

“If this happened during my hours, I would go to jail for negligence, and rightly so,” said the girl’s mother. “Why are they protected?”

As of Friday, Alvin ISD said that no staff members have been reassigned as a result of what happened.

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