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Two Teens In D.C. Summer Youth Employment Program Report Sexual Assault

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According to investigators, the first incident involved a 17-year-old at the headquarters of the District's Department of Employment Services.

The unidentified teen reports a man – employed at that department as a file clerk – made graphic remarks and inappropriate contact.

Police have arrested and charged Thomas Nelson, 54, with second-degree touching of a minor by a person in a position of authority.

The second incident at Anacostia High School in southeast D.C., involves a 19-year-old woman who claims she was the victim of inappropriate contact by a construction contractor at that school. Police have made no arrests, but the matter is currently under investigation.


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