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COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Tabor City mom says her five-year-old son was raped at school. But it’s who she says attacked the boy that you just won’t believe.

Sherri Loika says her son was sodomized in a restroom at Tabor City Elementary School by a five-year-old classmate. She found out the night it happened after his teacher called.

“She told me that the boys were taking a long time in the bathroom, so she went in to hurry them along, and that’s when she noticed another boy’s penis was on my son’s leg,” Loika said.

But that wasn’t all. When Loika asked her son what happened, he says a different boy raped him.

A doctor examined her son, but Loika says there was no physical tearing or scrapes because of the boys’ ages and their physical development. Wednesday, she says a psychologist confirmed her fear.

“Most kids, she said walk in there and give her short yes or no answers,” Loika said. “He spelled out exactly what happened to him and drew pictures of it. She told me there’s no doubt in her mind that this incident did occur with him.”

Since the attack, Loika says her son lays in bed in every morning refusing to go to school.

“He used to get up every morning before the alarm clock would go off and get his clothes on, and he would be ready to go to school,” she said. “Now, all he wants to do is lay there. He doesn’t want to go there.”

Loika claims the school threatened her son with truancy for staying home, even though the school would not remove him from the same class as his alleged attacker. Loika says Superintendent Alan Faulk called her today, finally agreeing to transfer her son to another school. Faulk did not want to comment because of sensitivity of the situation.

Loika showed us a letter from DSS and the investigation report from the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office. Both said nothing could be done about the situation and the investigation has been closed. Under state law a child under six cannot be held criminally liable.

“Nobody is trying to investigate anything,” Loika said. “They’re trying to throw their hands up, throw it under the rug like it never even happened.”

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victoria
2016 years 2 months ago

I’m so sorry that happened to your child–you did the right thing to keep him safe. That child who raped him needs help right away–it’s too bad he probably isn’t going to get any. The other girl you talked about? It’s illegal to offer a transfer and then not provide transportation, so she needs to get a lawyer and get that worked out.

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Victoria
2016 years 2 months ago

Oh yeah, it’s TOTALLY WRONG when rape victims ask for justice. I mean, WHO DO THEY THINK THEY ARE? VICTIMS!?!?!? He probably dressed too provocatively!!!

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victoria
2016 years 2 months ago

Children don’t come up with this stuff by themselves–that boy who raped him was obviously raped himself and thinks it is an acceptable behavior. He needs help IMMEDIATELY. Both of the boys do.

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Guest410
2016 years 2 months ago

I would really like to see a follow up on this story.

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Guest1
2016 years 2 months ago

I agree! People should get all the facts before stating their opinions on such a sensitive subject. Why would the mother be putting all of this in the public? If she had a true concern for her child she would be seeking anwers privately, not publicly. She seems more concerned with putting “her” story out there instead of helping her son.

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