Archive for June, 2008

School reports an autistic child as abused because ‘a psychic said so’…

2008 - 06 - 18

The Mother, The Child, The School Board And The Psychic

The frightened mother rushed back to the campus and was stunned by what she heard – the principal, vice-principal and her daughters teacher were all waiting for her in the office, telling her theyd received allegations that Victoria had been the victim of sexual abuse – and that the CAS had been notified.

How did they come by such startling knowledge? Leduc was incredulous as they poured out their story.

“The teacher looked and me and said: We have to tell you something. The educational assistant who works with Victoria went to see a psychic last night, and the psychic asked the educational assistant at that particular time if she works with a little girl by the name of “V.” And she said yes, I do. And she said, well, you need to know that that child is being sexually abused by a man between the ages of 23 and 26.”

Victoria, who is non-verbal, had also been exhibiting sexualized behaviour in class, actions which are known to be typical of autistic behavior. See other typical actions here That lead authorities to suspect she had a bladder infection that may have somehow been related to the attack.

Leduc was shaken by the idea. “Its actually your worst nightmare your child being violated,” she admits. “So for them to even suggest that, and that be my worst nightmare, it was horrific.”

But things got worse when school officials used the “evidence” and accepted the completely unsubstantiated word of the seer by reporting the case to Childrens Aid, which promptly opened a file on the family.

“They reported me to Childrens Aid,” Leduc declares, still disbelieving. “Based on a psychic”