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Autistic teen says she was raped at North Atlanta High

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An autistic North Atlanta High School student says she was raped by a 15-year-old boy in a school bathroom.

The mother of the 17-year-old student, who asked not to be identified, said that she is speaking out about the incident because she wants the alleged perpetrator to face charges.

"He got her in there and pulled out a condom and showed it to her and told her if she did not participate in this sexual act, he was going to force it on her and he preceded in doing so," the mother of the 17-year-old girl said.

The girl said that she told the boy no and said she was crying as he forced her to have sex.

The alleged victim told a school administrator the next day, who called Atlanta police.

"I thought the school was the safest place for my child to go to. Now I'm looking at it as suspect,"

Atlanta police say the investigation is ongoing and it's been turned over to their special victims unit.

The 17-year-old girl   attends North Atlanta High because they have a special program for autistic students.

"I think he did take advantage of her due to her disability," the mother said. "He needs to come clean about this case and turn himself in."

The girl's mother said that she wants to feel safe sending her daughter back to school in the fall.

"The school should have done more to protect her and those other special need kids. They need to be watched real closely. They should have never turned their back on those children," the mother said.

Atlanta said they are investigating the rape allegations. So far, no charges have been filed.

An Atlanta Public Schools spokesman said they are also looking into their policies and procedures with special needs students to see if they were followed correctly.

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