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Massive Sex Abuse Scandal Swirls Around Prep School

40 alumni say they were abused

(Newser) - A sex abuse scandal is swirling around a Rhode Island prep school. At least 40 former students of St. George's School in Middletown have said they were abused—raped, in some cases—by seven former staffers and four students between 1974 and 2004, lawyers say. The scandal came to... More »

GOP Sheriff Ran School Plagued by Sex Abuse: Documents

Paul Babeu ran DeSisto School in Massachusetts, later shut down

(Newser) - The Arizona sheriff and Congressional candidate recently caught in a scandal over his gay lover once ran a boarding school that was shut down over abuse allegations, KNXV-TV reports. Paul Babeu was headmaster of the DeSisto School in Stockbridge, Mass., from 1999 to 2001—a time when physical and sexual... More »

Horrific Abuse Alleged at Monastery in Pope's Old Turf

Abuse transpired in Ratzinger's archdiocese

(Newser) - More bad news for the Catholic Church from Pope Benedict's native Germany, where monks and lay teachers stand accused of abusing students for decades at an elite Catholic boarding school near Munich. Allegations from more than 100 students that monks "brutally mistreated, sadistically tormented and, not least, sexually abused"... More »

Single-Sex Schools 'Bad for Boys'

Men educated in all-male schools likelier to divorce

(Newser) - Boys taught in all-male schools grow up befuddled by the opposite sex and are likelier to end up divorced and depressed by their 40s, according to new research. The British study, which tracked 17,000 adults who had attended a wide range of single-sex institutions, found no corresponding increase in... More »

Conn. Boarding School Sued Over Molester Dean

Kids at man's apartment at 'all hours': lawyer

(Newser) - A Connecticut boarding school has been hit with two lawsuits over a former dean’s alleged sexual abuse of students he is charged with having as "overnight guests" in his apartment, the Danbury News-Times reports. The now-fired dean at The Gunnery School was charged Aug. 5 with sexual assault,... More »

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