A newly-verified picture of the Loudoun County Public Schools rapist, and a letter from the sheriff, raises fresh questions about the honesty of Superintendent Scott Ziegler in his handling of the now-notorious bathroom rape.
The picture shows the teen wearing a skirt and a girls’ shirt designed to expose cleavage, striking a feminine pose and standing in front of a rainbow flag. His hair is tied in a bun, and he is wearing a choker necklace that says “kitten” as well as rainbow socks.
The family of his victim confirmed to The Daily Wire that the boy pictured is the person who was ultimately found responsible of the ninth-grader’s rape in a girls’ bathroom at school, and that he was wearing the same feminine shirt during the assault. The assailant previously acknowledged in court that he was wearing a skirt during the rape.
Here is a picture of the “not trans” 15 year old who committed multiple sexual assaults, including in the girls’ bathroom, in Loudoun County, wearing a “kitten” choker with rainbow socks and standing in front of an array of LGBTQ flags. (via Daily Mail) pic.twitter.com/bshqAwSWEN
— I,Hypocrite (@lporiginalg) November 2, 2021
LCPS officials did not tell the public, report it to the state on mandatory statistics, or remove the student from school after the May incident. On June 22, weeks after the rape, the school board discussed a proposed policy that would allow transgender students to use girls’ bathrooms. To address parents’ concerns about safety, school board member Beth Barts asked Ziegler whether there was a history of bathroom or locker room assaults.
Ziegler responded that there were no bathroom assaults of any sort on record. Barts replied that she was confused because there was a well-known locker-room incident several years prior among male athletes.
After The Daily Wire revealed the rape and cover-up, Ziegler apologized, saying — despite Barts’ clarifying follow-up in the moment — he mistakenly thought the question referred only to incidents “involving transgender and gender-fluid students”:
Board Member Barts asked a question about discipline incidents in the bathrooms that I wrongly interpreted as incidents involving transgender and gender-fluid students… I regret that my comments were misleading and I apologize for the distress that error caused families. I should have asked Board Member Barts clarifying questions to get to the root of her question, rather than assuming what she meant. I will do better in the future.
But the picture raises questions about whether Ziegler’s apology for one misleading statement was, itself, dishonest. The picture shows a person who was the epitome of the type of person parents concerned about the mixing of genders in bathrooms would consider gender-fluid. In other words, even if his explanation were true, he seemingly still should have included the May 25 incident.
Because the student was not removed from LCPS in-person learning, he was able to commit another sexual offense against a different girl, this time in a classroom at a different school, on October 6. He was later found responsible in court for both incidents.
The picture was originally posted in a story in the Daily Mail, but was quickly removed without explanation. That story involved an interview with the boy’s mother, in which she said that “he’s been a challenging child his whole life.”
His mom told the Daily Mail that the boy had gone into the bathroom with the victim in the morning to help her because she was sick, and then again a few hours later, when he demanded sex. In court, he said he accidentally performed anal sex in addition to vaginal after his watch got caught on his skirt.
“He said, ‘Are you okay?’ She said that hurt. And he’s like, ‘what kind of pain?’” the mother said.
After the girl reported the rape to school officials, Principal Tim Flynn became highly interested in getting a characterization of the boy’s gender identity from the mom. “What does he identify as?” Flynn said, the mom recounted.
“He identifies as male,” she responded.
“Oh, we never knew that,” the principal allegedly replied.
“He’s not transgender,” the mother told the Daily Mail, saying he was “pansexual” and describing a pattern of behavior that sounds like those of a gender-fluid person: “He would wear a skirt one day and then the next day, he would wear jeans and a t-shirt, a Polo or hoodie… He was trying to find himself.”
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.