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Loudoun Co. Superintendent Indicted for Covering Up Student Rape Case

‘Ziegler has been indicted on one count of false publication, one count of prohibited conduct and one count of penalizing an employee for a court appearance...’

(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) On Monday, unsealed documents revealed that a special grand jury in Loudoun County, Va., has indicted Scott Ziegler, a former superintendent of schools, for his role in the handling of student sexual assault cases in the schools of the county, according to the Post Millennial.

The jury issued four indictments against two Loudoun County Public Schools officials. A county judge unsealed the indictments on Monday.

“A Loudoun County Judge ordered the unsealing today of four indictments against two Loudoun County Public Schools employees,” a recent news release reported.

“The indictments were issued by the special grand jury, which was empaneled in April at the request of the Office of the Attorney General.”

“The special grand jury returned a true bill against Scott Ziegler on June 14, 2022, and returned two additional indictments on September 28, 2022, against Ziegler,” the news release added.

“The special grand jury also issued a fourth indictment on September 28, 2022, against Wayde Byard.”

Aside from Ziegler, there was also another individual who was indicted.

“Ziegler has been indicted on one count of false publication, one count of prohibited conduct and one count of penalizing an employee for a court appearance, all of which are misdemeanors,” the Post Millennial reported.

“Public Information Officer Wayde Byard was indicted on one count of felony perjury, which reportedly carries a maximum sentence of up to 12 months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.”

The report regarding the investigation of the handling of two sexual assaults carried out by the same student was released last week by the special grand jury, which was assembled in April by the Office of the Attorney General’s Office.

According to Headline USA, Ziegler was fired the following day when he was meeting with the Loudon County School Board behind closed doors.

On May 28, 2021, when Ziegler was a superintendent, at Stone Bridge High School, a girl was sexually assaulted in the women’s bathrooms by a male student who pretended to be a female.

Even though the rapist was initially detained in July of 2021, he was released and transferred to another school where, on Oct. 6, at Broad Run High School, he sexually assaulted another girl.

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