There is absolutely no excuse why a 14-year-old should have to worry about being raped while at school. Apparently though schools like The Hun School of Princeton think it is okay to simply use janitors without screening them. Erickson Isai Pretzintzin-Suchi, using the alias Geovani Villagran, is an illegal alien and was working at the elite school as a janitor. On Friday, January 18, 2008 around 5:45 p.m. and apparently after school hours, Pretzintzin-Suchi raped a 14-year-old student.
The school claims that the janitorial service was hired as a subcontractor and therefore they seem to be washing their hands of the issue. That is no excuse at all though! Don't our students deserve more from their schools? They are so concerned about screening teachers, meanwhile they totally leave the back door open to a subcontractor who literally has the keys to the kingdom and apparently no accountability.
Schools like The Hun School of Princeton, are what is wrong with this country. Our schools should ensure that they screen all employees that may even for 1 minute ever come into contact with a student.
This is a disgrace and the school should hear the outrage!
And with that I give you the contact information for this school as passed on from Illegal Protest.
(609) 921-7600, extension 2223
Dean of Students
(609) 921-7600, extension 2232
Don't let them weasel out by making the claim that it was a subcontractor. If they give that excuse ask them if that makes it any better for the girl raped that the school didn't do its due diligence in its hiring practices.
A 14-year-old student at The Hun School of Princeton was sexually assaulted inside a classroom at the elite private school by a janitor who is in the country illegally, township police announed Thursday.
The suspect, Erickson Isai Pretzintzin-Suchi, 24, of Trenton, was arrested Wednesday on charges of sexual assault, criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child when he showed up for work at the school at 4 p.m. that day, according to police.
But law-enforcement authorities did not learn of the incident until Tuesday, when Hun School officials notified township police they had just received information about a student having been sexually assaulted by a janitor four days earlier.
The assailant, who worked under the alias Geovani Villagran, wasn't employed directly by the school but rather by one of its subcontractors, Detective Sgt. Ernie Silagyi said.
Silagyi said Pretzintzin-Suchi, who is being held at the Mercer County Correction Center on $250,000 cash bail, is of Hispanic background but that he did not know his nationality.
Nice of the school to wait four days to report the incident to the police as well. I'm sure they used this time wisely so that they could set up their rebuffs of any complaints they receive and to cover their asses.
Elite school my ass!
Tipped by: Mariann of You Don't Speak For Me
There is updated information on this case, including pics of Pretzintzin-Suchi and info on the janitorial company here.