Report: Boy with special needs lured, sexually assaulted inside school bathroom

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (WDAF) -- Police in Lee's Summit are investigating reports that a teen with special needs was sexually assaulted several times by another Lee's Summit West High School student.

According to the police report, the assaults happened beginning Aug. 16 until Sept. 22.

The police report indicates the student accused of sexual assault is a 17-year-old boy. The assaults allegedly occurred in the school's bathroom.

The victim's parents said they began noticing in August that their child was expressing rage that they had never seen before.  He was moved into a specialized classroom.

During that time, it was discovered that the victim had received text messages from the suspect, in which the two allegedly texted about 'a Monster'. (The caffeinated drink.)

When asked about it, the victim said the suspect would not leave him alone. According to victim's mother who found the phone, the suspect would lure the boy into the bathroom with the offer of a Monster drink. Then the victim had to 'pay back' the suspect for the Monster drink.

The student reportedly opened up further, telling her that the suspect 'began trying to kiss him and rub his shoulders.'  She says he also told her he 'tried to pull down his pants', according to the police report.

After learning this, on Sept. 16 and 17, the parents contacted the school's assistant principal, who formed a safety plan to keep him safe until the investigation was complete.

Then, on Sept. 22, the victim reportedly told a friend that he had been raped. The staff immediately responded and took the victim to St. Luke's East for a Sexual Assault Nurses Examination.

However, due to the reporting delay, the nurse could not complete any physical exam or recover physical evidence.

The victim stated during the nurse's interview that he blacked out and doesn't remember anything until going to 5th period on the day of the alleged rape.

According to the police report, the boy cried uncontrollably while talking about the assaults. The police report indicates he tried to jump from a balcony to 'stop the voices in his head.'

A  spokesperson with the school district told FOX 4 in an email, "Due to student privacy considerations, we are unable to discuss any incidents of this nature."

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