School Janitor Jessica Galyon charged with raping teen boy who 'turned down her sexual advances'
CHARGED: Jessica Galyon is accused of raping the boy

THE family of a 16-year-old male student are suing his school and a contractor after he was allegedly raped by a female janitor.

Jessica E. Galyon, 29, of Philadelphia, Tenn., was arrested Feb. 23 and is facing sexual battery by an authority figure, aggravated statutory rape and statutory rape by an authority figure charges, according to the Roane County Sheriff's Office. She was released on $15,000 bond.

The victim's parents are suing Roane County Schools and Compass One Services of Tennessee, the contractor that employed Galyon, for negligence in allowing the alleged rape to occur, according to a copy of the lawsuit filed Monday.

The lawsuit accuses Roane County Schools and Compass One of acting "intentionally, willfully, wantonly and/or with gross negligence in failing to recognize and/or stop the sexual misconduct of Galyon."

Authorities say Galyon allegedly made sexual advances towards the student at Midway High School during school hours in August.

Galyon insisted that the student become her friend on Facebook and give her his phone number. She began sending "flirtatious and sexual messages" to the boy, who told Galyon her advances were "unsolicited, unwanted and unwelcome," according to the lawsuit.

Jessica Galyon 

BULLIED: The Boy was allegedly picked on because of the attention he was getting

On Sept. 16, Galyon allegedly invited invited the boy to her hotel room for sex, but the boy rejected her offer and said he didn't want "any further contact" with Galyon, the lawsuit reads.

According to the lawsuit, When the boy ultimately confronted Galyon about her unwanted sexual advances, she took him into a room at the school during school hours and performed an unwanted sex act on him, it has been claimed.

"This was the first ever sexual encounter of any kind that (the boy) had ever had in his life," the lawsuit reads.

Following the alleged incident, and the subsequent harassment, the boy left Midway High School in Tennessee and took up counselling.

The lawsuit claims Galyon's alleged behavior was well known throughout the school, with students and staff referring to her as "his girlfriend".

One staff member even told the student he was "jealous" of him "because he wanted to have sex with Galyon", according to the lawsuit.

 
 
 
 
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By Pius-Aghadiuno 04/29/2017 07:23:00