Yenny Valero claims that her son was sexually attacked inside his school and is suing New York City for $10 million. Valero says that her 6-year-old boy, who was 5 at the time, was attacked in a bathroom in Public School 112 last June.
She says that four kindergartner boys held him down, removed his pants and violated the him with at least one finger into his anus: "My son still can't sleep and he is very anxious, even though he is going to therapy."
According to her lawsuit, her son suffered permanent physical and psychological injuries from the attack.
Police were called in to investigate the incident after it occurred, but dropped the case because of the young age of the children involved. School officials also investigated, but were unable to prove the attack occurred.
Valero's lawyer Julio Portilla insists that the attack did happen: "The school failed in its duty and now they are trying to sweep it under the rug."