A Queens mother is suing the New York City school district after reporting that her 5-year-old son was sexually assaulted in his school bathroom by four kindergarten classmates. "I couldn't believe this was happening to my son," mom Yenny Valero told the New York Daily News. "I thought I was living a nightmare." Her boy, who wears ankle braces due to balance problems, reported the attack to his mom after it occurred late last school year. He said four boys, ages 6 and 7, held him down, pulled down his pants and inserted a finger in his anus.
School officials promised to investigate, but none of the attackers has apparently been punished, said Valero. They attended kindergarten graduation, while her son was too traumatized to go. "Basically, you've got four monsters out there who are getting a free pass," said Valero's attorney. "They haven't even been required to receive therapy for their actions." Department of Education officials declined to comment. Valero's son has received a safety transfer to another school.