New abuse claims hit Scotch College

The Age

July 31, 2015

Steve Lillebuen

One of Australia’s top private schools has been hit with further legal action over alleged sexual abuse.

Melbourne’s Scotch College, which has already settled five historical abuse cases, is now facing two more claims of sexual abuse on school grounds and expects even more to be filed in the coming months.

The new abuse claims, which involve allegations dating back at least 20 years, come after the school reached out to survivors of childhood abuse in May and encouraged them to come

In a letter to the school community, principal Tom Batty said the school’s handling of historical abuse remained an ongoing process that will continue to act in the best interests of abuse survivors.

“Scotch has received two further legal claims and expects further legal claims to be presented and dealt with,” he wrote in the letter on Thursday night.

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