Officials at Silver Lake Regional High School have placed school psychologist Robert F. Daly on leave after they recently found at that he had been a defendant in a Massachusetts sexual abuse lawsuit. The complaint accused Daly of molesting children in the 1970’s and 1980’s while he was a priest.
Daily, who was ordained in the 1860’s, last worked as a priest in 1984. It was in 2005 that he and 16 other priests, three archdiocese lay employees, and high-ranking church officials were sued by 25 people who claimed they were the victims of Massachusetts sexual abuse. The case was settled in arbitration.
Silver Lake Regional High School wasn’t aware of the sex abuse lawsuit until earlier this month, when it was announced that Daly had asked to be defrocked. Since he was hired by the school district in 2001, there have been no complaints about him. As a school psychologist, Daly’s job involves trying to determine whether students need special education support and developing plans for those that do.
Massachusetts Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse is a serious crime and one that causes injuries that can leave a person emotionally incapacitated for life. If your child was molested by a friend, teacher, doctor, priest, camp counselor, relative, or anyone else, you may be able to file a Boston sex abuse case to sue the perpetrator for damages.
In Massachusetts, actions over the sexual abuse of minors can be brought within three years of the acts allegedly occurring or within three years of when the victim found out or reasonably should have discovered that an psychological or emotional injury or condition was a result of sexual assault and battery. The time limit for beginning an action is tolled for a child until he or she turns 18.
Silver Lake school psychologist placed on leave over abuse allegations, MetroWest Daily News, June 18, 2011
Sexual abuse of minors, Massachusetts General Laws
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Child Sexual Abuse, AmericanHumane.org
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