Following a report by Deerfield Academy that it is looking into allegations of Massachusetts sexual abuse involving two of its former longtime faculty members, police say that they too plan to conduct an investigation. The report confirms that Peter Hindle, who taught math at the exclusive boarding school from 1956 to 2000, sexually interacted with at least one student, while English teacher Bryce Lambert, who is now deceased, had sexual contact with two students.
According a letter signed by Deerfield’s board of trustees president Philip Greer and school head Margarita Curtis, the school could have done more to better handle past reports of inappropriate behavior involving the two teachers. Meantime, another man has stepped forward to claim that he too was sexually abused by Hindle, who, while he has not commented on these allegations, has previously admitted to giving backrubs to a number of students.
Sexual Abuse and Schools
If you or someone you love was sexually abused by a teacher, a counselor, a coach, or someone else at a school, you may have grounds for a Boston sexual abuse lawsuit. Unfortunately, sexual predators in positions of authority can use their power to perpetuate sexual crimes and other abusive acts on those under their watch. Many times, young kids are too scared to report what happened or may feel unable to speak out against their perpetrator.
Sexual abuse often leaves lasting emotional and psychological wounds that can lead to a lifetime of trauma and heartache. Eating disorders, depression, suicide, intimacy issues, addictions, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other serious complications can result.
While no amount of money can make up for your pain and suffering, obtaining Boston personal injury damages can allow you to hold those responsible-including those that should/could have prevented/detected/stopped the abuse form happening-liable while providing you with the financial resources you need to get help.
Abuse Charge at Exclusive Boarding School Stirs Inquiry, The New York Times, April 1, 2013
Third man accuses former Deerfield Academy teacher of sexual abuse, lawyer says, Boston.com, April 2, 2013
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