In exchange for a few pennies, he allegedly abused some very young students from the elementary school where he worked. Only one of the victims, in fact, would be over 14 years old. The terrible story took place in a town of 14,000 inhabitants in the Lower Brescia area, where on Thursday, by order of the investigating judge, GS, a 56-year-old janitor, ended up under house arrest with very serious charges: sexual acts, corruption and attempted child prostitution.
The investigation was started in February of this year by the reporting of the head teacher of the comprehensive Institute – kindergarten, elementary and middle school – where the 56-year-old was employed. To inform him that something was wrong with the mother of an alleged victim who had picked up a troubling story from her son.
What emerged after months of investigations by the carabinieri, coordinated by the Brescia prosecutor Alessio Bernardi, is a disturbing cross-section. “These may not be the only victims forced to have had intercourse with the man,” the investigators speculate. The abuses would also take place at the house of the janitor, who lives a stone’s throw from the school.
From what emerges the 56-year-old is a fragile man, also suffering from a small cognitive delay. In that house he always lived with his elderly mother, until, at the end of last year, the woman was hospitalized in an emergency room. She was the first to take care of him, to keep him under control, as many people say in the village.
“Sorry that psychologically fragile people are inserted into the school world, we should be more careful”, is the first comment of the mayor of the town, incredulous at the news of the arrest and at the same time lined up alongside the families of the very young people who told the carabinieri how much they would have suffered. “If the allegations are confirmed, sorry for the kids who are even more fragile. We will be close as administration to these families and we will not miss our contribution. The truth must emerge “added the mayor. Nobody else wants to talk about this story. Neither the headmaster nor the 56-year-old’s lawyers. The guarantee questioning will be held in the next few days.