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Butler County argues girls who made false sexual assault accusations did not commit a crime

December 6, 2018 Digital Media Exclusive

JACKSON TWP — A motion filed this week on behalf of Butler County argues five girls who made false sexual assault accusations against a teenaged boy did not commit a crime, making the claims made in an October lawsuit without merit.

The response addresses the lawsuit brought by Alecia and Michael Flood Jr. in the U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh, claiming their minor son, identified as T.F. in the suit, suffered physical torment and psychological trauma as a result of false sexual assault allegations.

Cranberry Township attorney Marie Milie Jones, defense for Butler County and the District Attorney's Office, argued in a motion filed Wednesday that unfair treatment between T.F. and the girls who accused him of sexual assault cannot be the basis of an argument because the girls “were not alleged to have committed a crime.”

“It is obvious that the girls and T.F. are not comparators/similarly situated as required to state a claim,” the motion reads. “T.F., a male, was the accused, and the minor female plaintiffs were the accusers or victims.”

Butler County and the District Attorney's Office are both accused in the lawsuit of equal rights violations based on gender under the 14th Amendment. Both are claiming no liability and have filed a motion to have the case dismissed with prejudice.

This is an excerpt - read the full article in Wednesday's Butler Eagle.