O'Dea High School principal resigns amid sex abuse allegations
SEATTLE -- A local high school principal resigned Wednesday afternoon amid allegations of sexual abuse.
Officials from the Archdiocese of Seattle announced that Brother Karl Walczak had resigned his post as principal of O'Dea High School after accusations of sexual abuse came to light.
The allegations date back to the 1970s, when Walczak was a teacher at Brother Rice High School in Chicago.
Michael Reck is an attorney for the alleged victim and said Walczak sexually abused his client multiple times on Brother Rice school grounds.
Reck said his client is "extraordinarily concerned" that Walczak has abused other children.
"He's a very strong, very courageous person who is doing his very, very best to continue his life with this haunting him," Reck said of his client, who was a freshman when the alleged abuse occurred.
The victim, who wants to remain anonymous, came forward with the accusations three months ago.
"I really believe that the process of being able to seek some transparency and some justice and know that there are other kids who will hop...
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