Mike Pence has released a video showing an educator from his high school describing a sexual assault involving a young boy.
Pence’s video has received criticism from both sides of the aisle, with critics saying the video is a misrepresentation of Pence’s views on sexual abuse.
Pence has previously made similar comments about the incident and called it a “horrible crime.”
He also called the assault “a terrible thing to do to a child” and called the allegations “fabricated.”
The Indiana Republican governor said the video “represents the best that we have to offer as a school,” adding, “I don’t believe in lying about this stuff.
And I think we all have to keep our children safe.”
Read more about Pence’s high school:The video shows an educator who is a child protection investigator from a high school in Florida.
She describes the incident as “sexual assault” and describes the victim as a “little boy,” according to the transcript.
The educator said that the student was “naughty, and I don’t mean naughty,” according the transcript, and that he was “loud and obnoxious” and that they had a “very intense sexual encounter” that lasted about 10 minutes.
A spokesperson for the school district told The Associated Press that they were not aware of the allegations and had not seen the video.
“The school district takes this matter very seriously, and we will be reviewing all of the materials that are in the video,” the spokesperson said.
Petersen said in the transcript that the video does not provide evidence that the incident was not consensual.
An aide to Pence told ABC News that the teacher’s account was the only one that was presented in the full video.
“The video presents the facts of the case in a way that is in keeping with the high standard of our public schools,” the aide said.
“It does not represent the views of Mike Pence.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.