Woman says Catholic school ignored sex abuse by teacher, coach
WCVB, August 3, 2016
Woman files suit against Marian High School, Archdiocese of Boston
A woman is filing a lawsuit claiming a former teacher sexually assaulted her for years, and claims school administrators knew it was happening and did nothing to stop it.
According to the lawsuit, the unidentified victim claims former Marian High School physical education teacher and sports coach Diane Ryszewski sexually abused the then 14-year-old girl between 1975-1977.
The victim claims the assaults occurred daily, according to the lawsuit.
Shortly after the victim started high school Ryszewski, who was her coach, took a strong interest in her and eventually arraigned for the victim to live with her at her Hopkinton home, the lawsuit said.
During the time Ryszewski allegedly . . .
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