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Rape victim’s dad rips AG Garland for ‘domestic terrorists’ suggestion

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A Virginia father who was arrested at a faculty board assembly has ripped Attorney General Merrick Garland for portray him as a home terrorist — saying he’d simply been making an attempt to boost the alarm about his daughter getting “sexually assaulted” in a faculty rest room.

Scott Smith, 48, grew to become an emblem of offended dad and mom confronting college officers when he went viral at a June 22 assembly of the Loudoun County School Board as he was wrestled to the ground and arrested.

But on Tuesday, Smith told Fox News that he had been making an attempt to boost the alarm about his daughter’s sexual assault — and solely flipped out when officers after which one other guardian denied it.

It seems to be backed up by video of an arrest, which captured his spouse shouting, “My child was raped at school and this is what happens!”

Smith informed Laura Ingraham that he lastly determined to talk publicly about his daughter’s ordeal as a result of he says the identical alleged attacker was charged with one other related assault — and since the AG instructed offended dad and mom like him had been “domestic terrorists.”

“This DoJ thing — that’s scary,” Smith mentioned.

Scott Smith grew to become an emblem of offended dad and mom confronting college officers when he went viral at a June 22 assembly of the Loudoun County School Board as he was arrested.
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“That’s really scary, that our government will weaponize themselves against parents and they’re using my video across the nation to spread fear,” he mentioned.

“That’s wrong. I am not a bully. I am not a racist. I love everyone. I love this country. I want better stuff for it,” he insisted of his passionate look at his first-ever college board assembly.

Smith was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. His legal professional, Elizabeth Lancaster, told the Daily Wire that the frenzy to judgment utterly ignored the devastating message he was making an attempt to share.

“If someone would have sat and listened for 30 seconds to what Scott had to say, they would have been mortified and heartbroken,” Lancaster mentioned.

Scott Smith being arrested.
Scott Smith had been making an attempt to boost the alarm about his daughter’s sexual assault, and solely bought offended when officers and one other guardian denied it.
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Smith informed the Daily Wire that his daughter was attacked at Stone Bridge High School on May 28 by a boy “wearing in a skirt” who took benefit of transgender guidelines “to get into the bathrooms.”

“This has been a crazy three months but basically my daughter was sexually assaulted at the end of school, in May,” the dad mentioned.

He insisted to Ingraham that he went to the June college board assembly to “find out why our children weren’t safe.”

He flipped when a “parent-activist” carrying a rainbow-colored skirt began “antagonizing” him and his spouse, threatening to wreck them and denying the alleged assault of his daughter.

Attorney General Merrick Garland.
Attorney General Merrick Garland instructed offended dad and mom, like Scott Smith, had been “domestic terrorists.”
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“The next thing I know … the police are grabbing me and I’m tackled to the ground,” he mentioned of the now-viral video of his arrest.

“I was just shocked and horrified,” he mentioned of his arrest. “This could have been handled a lot differently.”

Lancaster informed the Daily Wire {that a} boy was charged with two counts of forcible sodomy, one depend of anal sodomy, and one depend of forcible fellatio associated to an incident that day at that college. However, the information are sealed as a result of they contain a juvenile suspect.

The sheriff’s workplace informed Fox, “This case is still pending court proceedings.”

School board meeting.
A “parent-activist” allegedly began “antagonizing” Scott Smith and his spouse, denying the alleged assault of his daughter.
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Smith insists it’s the identical 15-year-old boy who was charged Oct. 7 for the same assault at neighboring Broad Run High School.

“The investigation determined on the afternoon of October 6, the 15-year-old suspect forced the victim into an empty classroom where he held her against her will and inappropriately touched her,” the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office mentioned. He was not named due to his age, however was initially held on the Loudoun County Juvenile Detention Center.

It was not instantly clear how the suspect was in a unique college, or what, if any, motion was taken towards him by college officers.

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) Superintendent Scott Ziegler had informed the June assembly there have been no information on the time of “assaults occurring in our restrooms,” as in Smith’s daughter’s case.

Scott Smith being arrested.
“That’s really scary, that our government will weaponize themselves against parents,” Scott Smith mentioned.
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He additionally insisted that rumors of “the predator transgender student or person simply does not exist.”

This week, a spokesperson for Ziegler informed Fox that the alleged assaults “were reported immediately to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, and LCPS cooperated fully with the investigations.”

“Any information related to student information is confidential under state and federal laws regarding student privacy,” the spokesperson mentioned.

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