Washington National Cathedral Schools Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit Investigation

According to the Washington Post, “An investigation launched by Washington National Cathedral and three of the most prestigious private schools in the District corroborated allegations of sexual misconduct by 16 former employees involving students decades ago, officials said on [June 27, 2019]. A 19-page summary of the investigation released by the cathedral and its affiliated schools — St. Albans, the National Cathedral School and the Beauvoir School — said the investigation had substantiated allegations of misconduct primarily between the 1950s and 1980s, with the most recent corroborated incident dating back 11 years. The number of alleged perpetrators and the duration of abuse, taking place over the course of more than three decades, shocked many with connections to the prominent schools, which share a campus on Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest Washington.”  It was further reported that in a letter “to the school community sent [June 27, 2019], officials said that no allegations involving current employees had surfaced but that the investigation found ‘incidents from our past that are deeply troubling,’ involving ’16 former adult members of our community.’ ‘We take responsibility and offer a sincere apology for the abuse of trust and betrayal of innocence caused by former adult members of this community in decades past,’ the letter said.” CNN reported that “Scrutiny of allegations of sexual misconduct at the private schools — Beauvoir, National Cathedral School and St. Albans School — began in August 2018 when a former teacher from St. Albans was accused of sexual misconduct at a different school, according to the report.”

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