The family of a 16-year-old Tennessee boy has filed a $4.5 million lawsuit against Roane County Schools and contractor Compass One Services of Tennessee for negligence after they say a female janitor at the teen's former high school raped him during school hours, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. The complaint alleges that Jessica Galyon, a married mom who was arrested Feb. 23 on sexual battery and statutory rape charges, started talking with the boy in August, coerced him into becoming Facebook friends, then started sending "flirtatious and sexual messages" to him, despite the teen telling her her advances were "unwelcome." The suit alleges Galyon, 29, even tried to lure him to a hotel on Sept. 16, but the teen nixed the idea and told her not to contact him anymore.
Per the suit, a few days later Galyon asked the boy for help moving some supplies, and he showed just to take her to task for her continued advances, per WBIR. Galyon allegedly pulled him into a room at Midway High School, groped him, stripped, and then engaged in nonconsensual oral and vaginal sex—all of which the suit says was the "first ever sexual encounter" he'd had. Galyon also reportedly warned him not to tell. Other allegations: that Galyon's attention toward the boy was notorious and led to mocking by both students and staff; one faculty member reportedly told the boy he was "jealous" because he wanted to have sex with Galyon. Things got so bad the boy started home schooling and counseling; a faculty member informed the administration of the rape about a month later. Galyon has been released on $15,000 bond.