SEXUAL ABUSE IN SCHOOLS
Jeff Anderson & Associates represents individuals who have been sexually abused as students by teachers and coaches at both public and private schools, religious and secular institutions.
Past cases include sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky, a long-time football coach and assistant to Joe Paterno, in a case against Sandusky and Penn State. Sandusky was criminally charged and convicted for 45 counts of child sexual abuse. He was sentenced to at least 30 years in prison. Civil cases alleging abuse by Sandusky later settled outside of court.
Learn more about our experience in sexual abuse at Penn State University.
Recently, we sued the Bemidji, Minnesota School District (ISD 31) for its role in John Wangberg’s sexual abuse of girls at Central Elementary School. The lawsuit alleges Wangberg sexually abused young girls in his office at the school and the school district was negligent in allowing Wangberg access to children. Wangberg was criminally charged for the sexual abuse in January 2013 and later took his own life.
Jeff Anderson & Associates has also represented survivors of sexual abuse in cases against Shattuck-St. Mary’s school in Faribault, Minnesota and Yeshiva University in New York, among others.