The two victims he allegedly fondled at Hopebridge included one child who was described as “non-verbal” and another who was “semi-verbal,” according to WTHR. Kennedy allegedly avoided getting caught by not abusing the children under his care. He did this by volunteering to cover for other staff members and caring for the children assigned to them, WTHR reported. When a staff member walked in on him during an alleged assault, Kennedy reportedly told them that the victim had pulled his hand toward her genitals, suggesting it might have been because she was sexually abused in the past. The staff member told him to report the child’s behavior to a board-certified behavioral analyst, which Kennedy said he did, WTHR reported. A spiritual adviser ultimately convinced Kennedy to turn himself in, according to the news outlet. Kennedy said he sought the adviser’s help to rid himself of the “shadows” and “snakes” inside of him. The family of one of Kennedy’s alleged victims filed a civil suit against the autism center in July, accusing them of negligence by failing to realize Kennedy’s “dangerous propensities” before assigning him to care for children and allowing him to do so without supervision. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Ngo report: A therapist/#trans activist has been charged over sexually assaulting autistic children in Indiana. Leomeir Kennedy, formerly Allison, was on cross-sex hormones & told investigators it was “like Christmas” when molesting the nonverbal victim. https://t.co/hNtZXRInek— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) April 16, 2023