An 18-year-old Stonewall Jackson High School student was charged Thursday with sexual assault, police said.
A 14-year-old student at the school told police that Phillip Andrew McNuss, 18, a person she knows, sexually assaulted her in a stairwell inside the school, which is located at 8820 Rixlew Lane, more than one time between April 11 and April 15, Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok said.
Perok said the victim reported the incidents on Wednesday afternoon to school authorities, who then contacted police.
McNuss, of the 10200 block of Jamaica Lane, in the Townes of Ashleigh neighborhood, was charged with sexual battery, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and carnal knowledge, Perok said.
McNuss was held without bond. Police did not have his court date immediately available.
We don’t usually cover crime. However, this story affects many of our readers. Maybe it’s time for some of the curtains to come down. A 14 year old is sexually assaulted, (whatever that means) inside the school in a stairwell during school hours? Where were others? Teachers, students and administrators? Were both students out of class? What about security cameras? Don’t they have those in stairwells? How does something like this happen?
The alleged attacker lives off of Williamson Blvd. That is a little too close for comfort. Additionally, this is certainly not the first time that a student has been viciously attacked at SJHS. If this kind of illegality is going on at Stonewall then security must be upgraded. Prince William County citizens don’t send their daughters, sisters, granddaughters, and nieces to school to be sexually assaulted any more than they send their sons, nephews, brothers and grandsons to school to be brutally attacked.
Hopefully the school will have some explanation of how this was allowed to happen on their watch.
And if someone is accused of sexual battery and they go to school with my family members, then I guess they should know I will plaster their face on my blog:
Reminder: (mainly for Moon) Everyone is innocent until convicted by a jury of their peers.