Sex abuse survivors reach settlement with R.I. school

Boston Globe

By Bella English GLOBE STAFF AUGUST 03, 2016

Survivors of sexual abuse at St. George’s School and school officials announced Wednesday that they have settled a claim for compensation for up to 30 alumni for incidents going as far back as the 1970s.

The settlement, the terms of which remain confidential, caps months of allegations of sexual abuse at the elite school in Middletown, R.I., by dozens of alumni.

Both sides released a statement praising what some are calling reparations.

“St. George’s has done something meaningful and important for survivors,” said Anne Scott, whose allegation of rape in the late 1970s by the former school athletic director was the catalyst that brought forth other allegations. “It’s hard to put into words what it feels like to receive this kind of validation and support, after all these years.”

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