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Lawsuit: Michigan kindergartener sexually assaulted by classmates

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Posted at 8:21 AM, Mar 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-23 14:11:34-04

A lawsuit says a boy was sexually assaulted in kindergarten by classmates in western Michigan who photographed the abuse using school-issued iPads.

The lawsuit this week in federal court in Grand Rapids against Grandville Public Schools, administrators and a teacher is filed using pseudonyms, listing the child as Jimmy Doe. It alleges violations of Title IX, the federal law barring discrimination based on sex.

A former Grandville superintendent disputes the allegations, saying school officials responded appropriately. A statement from the current Grandville superintendent says the district can't comment in detail, but "our focus is and always will be the safety and care of every student."

The lawsuit says abuse by four boys at Century Park Learning Center in Wyoming took place in 2014-2015. Police investigated but no charges were brought.