[National Post] Shortly after arriving home, Ms. Leduc received a phone call from Victoria’s teacher.
“The teacher said you have to come back to school right away — it’s urgent. My heart was racing,” said Ms. Leduc, who went back to the school and met with the teacher, vice-principal and principal.
“The teacher looked at me and said: ‘We have to tell you something. We have to tell you that Victoria’s EA went to see a psychic and the psychic asked her if she works with a little girl with the initial V. When the EA said yes, the psychic said, ‘Well, you need to know that this girl is being sexually abused by a man between the ages of 23 and 26.'”
“The principal looks at me and says, ‘We’ve called CAS.’ Then I got sick to my stomach.
“I challenged them and asked if the other children in the class with autism exhibited these behaviours. They said, ‘Oh yes, all the time.’ But they were not reported to the CAS because they didn’t have the psychic’s tip.”
Ms. Leduc credits the Children’s Aid Society of Simcoe County for its handling of the matter. She said on the following Monday she met with a CAS worker, who quickly decided to close the case.
“She said to me: ‘This was an open file, but it is now a shut file. This is ridiculous. I can’t believe they are basing this on a psychic, and I’m sorry this happened to you.'”