Friday, January 8, 2016

Boarding school agrees to new investigation of sex abuse

From NBC- (Other links below)

An elite Rhode Island boarding school agreed Thursday to hire a new, independent investigator to look into allegations of sexual abuse made by at least 40 former students covering four decades.

Lawyers for the people who allege they were molested or raped by former school employees and students said they reached an agreement late Thursday with administrators at St. George's School, a $56,000-a-year coeducational, Episcopalian school in Middletown, Rhode Island.

Many of the alleged victims had questioned the thoroughness of the school's first investigation, which was led by the law partner of the school's attorney. In a report last month, the school said that investigation found that 26 students had been sexually abused in the 1970s and '80s by six former employees. The school acknowledged it didn't report abusers to authorities at the time and apologized for not doing more.

Since then, Massachusetts lawyers Eric MacLeish and Carmen Durso said they have heard from at least 40 people who say they were abused by former staffers and students at the prep school.

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