A 13-year-old teenage girl was sexually abused and then assaulted by fellow 18-year-old teenager boy when they were both on a field trip to Aurora Public Library on 15th April.
Both the suspect and victim were the residents of Northern Illinois Academy. The residents of the Academy planned a field trip to Aurora Public Library, and seeing the opportunity, the 18-year-old sexually assaulted the victim inside the bathroom of the Aurora Public Library. Northern Illinois Academy is reported to be the psychiatric treatment facility for children and young adults.
The court records from Kane County Court mentioned that Cody Pomrenke, of Pekin, was charged with the aggravated criminal sexual abuse a month after the incident that happened in Public Library.
It was the father of the girl who filed the lawsuit. The lawsuit also includes the allegations drew to Sequel Schools LLC and Northern Illinois Academy for negligence and inability to handle the residents.
According to the litigation, the boy lured the girl into the men’s bathroom and raped her. Furthermore, the boy had a burning history of other conduct of sexual aggression. Dan Kirschner, the attorney from the victim’s family, reported that the Academy knew about Pomrenke’s activity and behavior but didn’t feel to separate the two-party while on a field trip. They also blamed the institution that they didn’t follow their own policies regarding women’s safety and protection.
Michaela Haberkern, the Executive Director of Aurora Public Library, claimed that the field trip wasn’t scheduled in their library, and they knew about the incident when the Aurora Police approached them for video footage.
Pomrenke is under arrest and held with a $500 bond and is now deprived of making contact by any means with anyone under the age of 18.