necn Investigates: Former Student Accuses Massachusetts Catholic School of Turning a Blind Eye to Sexual Abuse


[with copy of the lawsuit]

[with video]

A former student says she was sexually abused by her coach and gym teacher back in the 1970s

By Ally Donnelly

The first time her coach and gym teacher crossed the line was when she got into the shower with her after softball practice.

“She was laughing and making a big joke about it – I didn’t know.”

It was the 1970s. She was 14, gay, and a freshman at the Marian High School, a Catholic school in Framingham, Massachusetts.

Because she is an alleged sexual assault survivor, necn has agreed to shield her identity and call her Jane. She claims former teacher – Diane Ryszewski – sexually abused her for nearly two years and the school did nothing to stop it.

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