Sexual abuse cases are always highly sensitive. This is especially true when the offender is a trusted authority figure, such as a doctor or teacher. The Boston Globe recently called attention to a disturbing number of sexual abuse and harassment cases in New England private schools, churches, and a medical center. Contact a Boston Sexual Abuse Attorney Today.
Attorney Tyler Fox, Of Counsel to Altman & Altman, who specializes in representing the victims of sexual harassment and assault, is currently investigating and representing clients who were sexually abused while students at boarding/prep schools in New England. Many more victims are expected to come forward as they gain the courage to tell their stories and seek justice for the abuse and cover-up by the schools. Tyler is also representing victims of abuse by priests of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. And he has recently been featured in a Boston Globe article about an ongoing series of sexual assault cases and negligence cases against a doctor from the Fertility Centers of New England.
Over 200 New England Private School Students Have Alleged Sexual Abuse
According to a recent Boston Globe report, more than 200 students at about 67 different schools have come forward since 1991, claiming they were sexually abused or harassed by teachers and staff. At least 90 lawsuits have been filed as a result. However, only about 37 of the accused have been fired for their alleged conduct, while several accused began working at other schools. Prior to the Globe’s investigation, elite private schools often ignored sexual assault cases, sometimes intimidating claimants into dropping their lawsuits. Fortunately, the tables are beginning to turn.
According to the New York Times, “This year at least eight New England private schools have started or disclosed investigations into sexual misconduct. At least five of those inquiries—at St. George’s School in Rhode Island, the Taft School in Connecticut, Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire, and Thayer Academy and Concord Academy in Massachusetts—have led to staff members being placed on administrative leave or fired, [The Globe] said.”
Altman & Altman, LLP – Fighting for the Rights of Sexual Abuse Victims Throughout Massachusetts
If you or a loved one have been the victim of teacher-student or doctor-patient sexual misconduct, or any other type of sexual assault or harassment, the legal team at Altman & Altman, LLP can help. We will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve. Our compassionate, knowledgeable lawyers understand the sensitive nature of sexual assault cases, and we will be with you every step of the way. If a person in a trusted position has taken advantage of that trust, we believe they should be held accountable for their actions, especially when their actions have involved sexual misconduct. If your human rights have been violated, we can help. Don’t go through this alone. Contact Altman & Altman, LLP today for a free and confidential consultation today.