Teen faces charges after reported assault at Kansas school

Gavel (KSN News)

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (AP) – Authorities have charged a teenager in connection with a reported sexual assault at a high school in suburban Kansas City.

The Johnson County district attorney’s office said Wednesday that the 15-year-old male is charged with aggravated indecent liberties with a child, which is a felony, and lewd and lascivious behavior, a misdemeanor.

A female freshman at Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village reported being groped and fondled in a boys’ bathroom at the school on Sept. 14.

The Kansas City Star reports that prosecutors did not release the name of the teen charged, and no court date has been set for him.

School officials say internal disciplinary action was also taken as a result of the incident, but they could not comment because of privacy laws.