THE FAMILY of the little girl allegedly abducted from Bryant Elementary School and raped last year will file a federal civil-rights lawsuit against the School District of Philadelphia, the family's attorney said.
The complaint will be filed within the next month, attorney Thomas Kline said.
The girl, who was a 5-year-old kindergartner at the West Philadelphia school when the alleged abduction took place, was taken from her classroom by a woman dressed in full Muslim garb posing as her mother.
Police said the girl was taken to a residence about two blocks from the school and was sexually assaulted.
At 4:40 the next morning, a 27-year-old sanitation worker named Nelson Mandela Myers found the girl half-clothed and shivering in an Upper Darby playground.