Former Queens teacher faces a dozen sexual abuse lawsuits

The New York Post

August 22, 2020

By Melissa Klein

A former teacher and administrator at a church-run school is facing 12 lawsuits alleging he sexually abused young boys beginning in the 1970s and continuing for more than a decade.

The latest in the spate of suits against Lawrence Svrcek was filed in Queens State Supreme Court. It alleges that he molested a victim identified only by the initials S.G. beginning in 1984 when the student attended Jamaica Day School, which was run by St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church.

Svrcek, 74, was a gym teacher, coach and later vice principal of the school. He was also a Boy Scout leader.

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