Principal Buried Teacher Sexual Abuse Reports
A new report about a Chicago teacher accused of abusing male students for years reveals that the principal knew all along. The teacher even used a camera hidden in his apartment closet to make secret pornographic videotapes of students of 19 students. This is the largest sexual abuse case in the Chicago area and led to $2.7 million in legal settlements. Yet, no one in the Chicago school district was ever held accountable.
About Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse is devastating. This is especially true when abusers take the form of a trusted person like a mentor, teacher, or caregiver. It can take a lifetime to mend the emotional and mental pain after sexual abuse. This is why The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is dedicated to helping victims of sexual abuse receive civil justice. Someone in a position of authority should have protected you, and we will hold he or she accountable.
Chicago Teacher Sexual Abuse
A Chicago Tribune investigation uncovered a 58-page Chicago school report. In the report, four school district employees told investigators they had raised concerns with the school’s principal about the teacher’s interaction with male students. Failure to inform child welfare officials of possible sexual abuse is a violation of state law.
The cover-up goes even further. When the teacher’s crime became apparent, the CEO of Chicago schools did not start an investigation until he resigned nearly a year later. The previous CEO is now running for mayor of Chicago. Parents had to beg outside entities to investigate the totality of the teacher sexual abuse.
Inside the Report
The report had pages of eyewitness testimony revealing that the principal should have known for years that the teacher was a pedophile. One of the witnesses said she noticed the teacher at a party making advances to teenage boys. She fired the teacher as a volunteer at her school and warned the principal.
A school counselor at the school told the principal she received reports that the teacher would take boys to his apartment, make them pull down their pants and spank them. One again, nothing was done. Even when an engineer witnessed the teacher after hours in the basement with male students no recourse happened.
Because of this extreme neglect, it is unknown how many children this teacher sexually abused.
Get Legal Help
Survivors of sexual abuse can file civil suits against perpetrators and other responsible parties, regardless of the outcome or existence of a criminal prosecution. Civil lawsuits can help a survivor seek monetary damages. This compensation can never change the abuse suffered but can help rebuild a life. Plus, a civil suit can deter future abuse. This is why it is important if you or a loved one was the victim of sexual abuse to contact The Michael Brady Lynch Firm. We will provide a free consultation and instruct of any avenues available to you for civil litigation. It doesn’t matter if the abuse happened years ago, you may still be able to get justice.