According to disturbing reports out of Oklahoma City, a 10-year-old girl is claiming that her classmate and her 8-year-old brother raped her in the bathroom at Edgemere Elementary School.
The victim’s mother said she was waiting for her daughter to be dismissed from school when she ran out crying. She said “she came out with her knees and hands shaking and crying. I jumped out of the car and asked her what was wrong and she said ‘Mama, they touched me down there.’”
Police say the girl claims to have been in the bathroom when her 10-year-old classmate cornered her and told her 8-year-old brother to take off his pants and undress the victim. She says her classmate then held her down while the 8-year-old raped her.
The girl began to scream for help but the two kids threatened to beat her and she stayed quiet for the rest of the incident.
Her mom added “she said, ‘it’s two of them, mama, so I listened.”
The victim was taken to the hospital where doctors confirmed her injuries were consistent with those of a sexual assault.
Her mom says “I’m not blaming just the kids, I blame the teachers that are supposed to protect our kids when they’re in school.”
According to the school, they “responded quickly,” “notified the police immediately,” and are “cooperating fully.”
It’s unclear what kind of police action can be taken in this incident. According to Oklahoma law, any sex with a minor is considered rape and carries a punishment of 15 years in prison.