Ex-student alleges sexual abuse by private school teacher

Associated Press

December 8, 2020

A former student at a private Rhode Island school has sued the school and a former teacher, alleging the teacher sexually abused her and the school did not do enough to protect her.

The former Portsmouth Abbey School student, listed as Jane Doe in court documents, alleges in the federal suit filed earlier this month she was sexually abused by the teacher between 2012 and 2014 starting when she was 15 years old.

The teacher was in his 40s, according to The Newport Daily News.

The Catholic school is a defendant because it “failed to take any measures to investigate and put an end to the misconduct and protect its young student,” the lawsuit says.

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