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Charter School Sued for Child-on-Child Sexual Assault in a Kindergarten Class

 

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Charter School Sued for Child-on-Child Sexual Assault in a Kindergarten Class

  WHAT: JEFF HERMAN (www.hermanlaw.com), a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse in schools and daycare centers, announces the filing of a lawsuit against Citizens of the World Charter Schools (located in Brooklyn, NY) for failing to protect a student from sexual assaults by a classmate.

According to the Complaint:

  • A male kindergarten student stuck his hands down the pants of a five-year old kindergarten girl. 
  • The little girl told her mother who immediately went to the school and advised the principal of the assault.
  • The principal promised to protect the girl from further harm. 
  • Despite the school’s promises, the boy continued to sexually assault the girl at school. 

A.A. by and through her mother and natural guardian, S.A., v. Citizens of the World Charter Schools

USDC Eastern District of New York, Case No.: 6:18-cv-000196-001

DE 1 Complaint

 CONTACT: Jeff Herman; jherman@hermanlaw.com; 305-409-7371

 

Jeff Herman, the attorney for the victim in this case, stated:

“Schools must protect children from sexual assault, both from adults and other students.  In this case, we allege that a boy was touching a girl inappropriately and the school failed to take measures to protect her from further harm.”

 

 

 

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