Bridgewater State University. - Press Notice

Durso Law
May 8, 2018

A Suffolk Superior Court Judge today allowed a civil suit brought by 8 groups of parents and their 10 children to proceed against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Judith Ritacco, arising out of claims the children were sexually abused while attending the Childrenís Center, a daycare facility at Bridgewater State University (BSU). The Attorney Generalís office filed an opposition to the amended suit, but Judge Christine Roach allowed the additional claims to proceed, and ordered the parties to appear in Court on June 6th, with a plan to move the case expeditiously.

The present claims arose out of an unusual discovery suit which was filed on behalf of three families in 2015 for the purpose of viewing BSUís records of the events which occurred at the Childrenís Center when a BSU student-employee, Kyle Loughlin, was accused of indecent assault and rape of children attending the Center, when they were in his care. Loughlin was charged and pleaded guilty in April, 2017, and was sentenced to 7 ? years in jail. Judith Ritacco, the Director of the Center, was charged with reckless endangerment of a child, and failure to make a mandated report of child abuse. She admitted to sufficient facts for a guilty finding in September, 2017.

A copy of the Amended Complaint is available upon request.

For more information, contact:

Carmen Durso



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Boston, MA 02110-2287

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