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12-year-old facing 4 sexual assault charges in school bus incident involving 2 girls

Camelot Elementary School (ABC7)

A 12-year-old Fairfax County elementary school student is facing four charges stemming from an alleged sexual assault of two girls on a school bus.

Police say the sexual assaults happened on bus CA02, which picks up children at Camelot Elementary School in Annandale.

Fairfax County Police say the boy was served Friday morning with two charges each of object sexual penetration and aggravated sexual battery. He was released to the custody of a parent after police say he was processed at the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center.

The sexual assault of the two female students allegedly happened Nov. 13. Police say the girls told their parents about it later that day.

School principal Aileen Flaherty sent an email to parents Friday afternoon.

“I want to assure you that the school intervened and responded immediately once my office was made aware of the allegations,” the email said.

However, some parents told ABC7 they didn’t receive the email until after 3 p.m., roughly a few hours after police announced the charges and the news media found out. The parents said the email should have been sent earlier.

On their website Fairfax County Police put out the following call for more information in the case:

“If you are concerned your child may have been touched inappropriately, please call our Major Crimes Bureau at 703-246-7800. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crime Solvers by visiting http://www.fairfaxcrimesolvers.org or text-a-tip by texting “TIP187” plus your message to CRIMES (274637).”

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