Principal at tiny Seventh-day Adventist school in Washington state charged with sexually assaulting two female students,
Claims one of the victims asked for it
Douglas J. Allison, a 55 year old principal of a tiny Christian school in a small Washington town has been charged with sexually assaulting two female students. The victims who are just 10 and 11 years old, respectively.
Allison was the principal and one of just two teachers at the Mountain View Christian School, a Seventh-day Adventist school that has just a dozen students. He is being charged with raping and sexually assaulting a 10-year old girl and her classmate, who came forward shortly after the investigation began.
According to an affidavit filed in court, the mother of the 10-year old girl was initially alerted to the abuse by a cousin who had attended the same school, telling the victim’s mom that she had “witnessed the teacher (Allison) tap (Child 1’s) butt, and that it made her uncomfortable.”
When the mother approached her daughter about these allegations, the victim told her that Principal Allison, “had been touching her privates every day at school.” The affidavit says additionally that the girl told Allison to stop, but he continued to touch her.
“During the ensuing investigation, detectives discovered a second victim, an 11-year-old female student at the school,” the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. “The second victim disclosed to Detectives she had been sexually assaulted in similar fashion by Allison.”
The 11-year-old alleged similar over-the-pants inappropriate touching of her genitals. On one occasion, she said, the teacher showed her the Urban Dictionary definition of the word “ulus” on his phone.
The complaint details further that upon learning of the abuse, the mother of the 11-year old called Allison, allowing police to listen in on their conversation. When she confronted Allison with the girl’s allegations, the principal admitted to touching her and that he was under investigation, but said he touched the girl “only a few times,” and that he only “touched her where she asked” him to.
“She asked you to touch her vagina?” the mother asked.
“Yes, she did,” the teacher allegedly replied.
Allison is charged with 12 counts of child molestation and child rape, according to court documents. He is being held in the county jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
“Our hearts are breaking because we love our children,” said Associate Pastor Collette Pekar, “This was something that was completely out of the blue for us. We pray for the complete healing of these kids and we will be behind them to provide the counseling and intervention. Whatever is necessary.”