Court Hands Win To Father Who Accused Leftist Of Grooming Behavior
Harry Jackson, a former Naval intelligence officer and father was being criminally prosecuted by the Fairfax County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office for accusing a leftist activist of grooming behavior.
The incident occurred after Jorge Torrico, a member of the TJ Alumni Action Group attended a TJ PTSA meeting.
Jorge interacted with the student government president, a high school senior during the meeting. After the meeting, Jackson took to Twitter and accused him of grooming behavior.
TJ Principal Ann Bonitatibus also questioned the interaction.
Jackson was facing four Class 3 Misdemeanor charges over the accusation.
A black father of a child at an elite public school is facing four Class 3 Misdemeanor charges for accusing a leftist education activist of exhibiting “grooming” behavior.
The charges stem from a dispute over education policy between parent Harry Jackson — a former Naval intelligence officer whose child attends Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax, Virginia — and Jorge Torrico, a member of the TJ Alumni Action Group, which was advocating for abolishing an entrance exam to the school at the time.
The tweet was written in November 2020, after Torrico attended an online TJ PTSA meeting — despite not having a child at the school — and interacted with the student government president, a high school senior. Torrico asked the student leader about outreach he was doing for a middle school leadership event. In the chat, Torrico wrote: “outreach is very key for equity.” The student president asked Torrico for his email.
There is now some good news from the case.
The motion to dismiss the case with prejudice has been granted!
The judge did not reach the constitutional issues of the statute that was used to charge the “grooming” words.
We will have to fight this statute in the VA legislature.
Keep your eyes on @NickForVA.
— Marina Medvin 🇺🇸 (@MarinaMedvin) April 8, 2022