The Boston Globe Has Uncovered Some Appalling Statistics About Sex Abuse in Private Schools

The Boston Globe Has Uncovered Some Appalling Statistics About Sex Abuse in Private Schools

By Catie L'Heureux, May 9, 2016, Boston Globe

In a new report, the Boston Globe's Spotlight Team paints a horrifying portrait of the reality of sexual abuse in New England private schools. Thereport itself is an important read, providing a 25-year history of the issue and prompting a breakdown of the most sobering statistics here. It's worth noting that besides these findings, there is currently no database of allegations against private-school employees (and limited research on sex abuse in public schools).

Among 67 New England private schools, over the past 25 years,more than 200 students have accused private-school authorities of sexual abuse or sexual harassment — teachers, administrators, staff members, and (in one case) an admissions officer.

Their claims:   . . . 

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