Sexual assault may have been the motive for the abduction of a missing Philadelphia girl child taken on Monday from the Bryant School. Fortunately, Nailla Robinson, aged 5, was discovered the following day, Tuesday, partially clothed and hiding at a park outside the city per WTAE.
A passing man heard the child's cries for help as she hid beneath a jungle gym at the park. And now the young victim removed from the school against her will is being checked out medically the Seattle PI reported.
No injuries were obvious at the time of her rescue, but that doesn't mean she hasn't endured physical assault or other trauma due to the abduction, of course. And it all could have been avoided.
As odd as it may sound, it was a woman who told the school that she was Robinson's mother and that she was at the school on Monday in order to take her to breakfast. And WTAE reports that the woman called herself "Tiffany," but her writing was illegible when she signed the school's visitor log book.
If the school administration had any concerns about the woman there to pick up the elementary school student they never got the chance to confront her after she went down the hallway, as she never returned via the office afterward. And, unfortunately, they did not require her to show any formal identification that she was the child's mother apparently. And that's a crying shame for this missing Philadelphia girl child.
Even worse is the fact that no one realized the error until an after school child care worker came to pick up the child at 3 p.m. and found she was missing. And if this little girl did endure a sexual assault it can be laid at the feet of the school authorities who didn't do their job in making sure it was her mother that removed her from their premises. Right?
(Nailla Robinson photo credit: WTAE.com)