Hudson County View has reported that a student was arrested for sexually assaulting another student at Kearny High School located at 336 Devon St, Kearny, NJ 07032.
On January 31, 2022, a 17-year-old student was taken into custody following sexual assault accusations made on January 18. At least two incidents of sexual assault were reported to have occurred on the campus. The student is being charged with two counts of criminal sexual contact.
Attorney contributor and sexual assault attorney Brian Kent represents victims of school sexual assault. Brian shared information regarding students' legal rights when sexually assaulted on a high school campus.
"School sexual assaults are occurring at an alarming rate. The problem of student-on-student sexual attacks is becoming more common as well. This troubling reality makes the legal responsibility of the schools and school officials to provide safety on the campuses even more critical. Schools are tasked with doing everything they can to reduce the risk of all forms of danger and abuse. This abuse may come from school employees or other students, so the officials need to have a proper protocol for security. This may include security monitoring cameras, frequent security sweeps, patroling resource officers, and even an easy reporting system. When a student is sexually assaulted by a peer, it is important to follow up with an investigation. The perpetrator should be identified and charged with their offense. However, victims may have grounds to file a lawsuit if the school is found to have neglected its duty to prevent the abuse."
"In many cases, student sexual assaults occur due to security negligence. If school officials ignored previous patterns of misconduct by a student, they could be held liable for any abuse the student caused. In cases of negligence, school sexual assault victims may have a case for a lawsuit against the negligent school or school district. They should seek advice from an experienced school sexual assault attorney."