Thursday, February 25, 2010

Women says she was abused at Mother McAuley H.S.

Women says she was abused at Mother McAuley H.S.

CHICAGO (WBBM) — A former teacher at Mother McAuley High School in Chicago has been accused of sexual abuse in a civil lawsuit. The alleged victim: a 22-year-old suburban woman who says she was abused when she was a teenager.

With her face shielded from the cameras, the young woman told reporters why she is filing a lawsuit against the man she says is twice her age – the former teacher at a Chicago Roman Catholic high school who she says abused her when she was a minor.

“Because it’s slowly ruined my life. I’ve lost my self-worth and everything. And I don’t want this to happen to anyone else. I want to stop it from happening to anyone else.”

The lawsuit accuses Mother McAuley High School of being aware of an inappropriate relationship between the teacher and student – and trying to separate them – but never notifying the student’s parents.

The young woman, who is now 22, is filing the lawsuit as a Jane Doe. As she spoke to reporters, her parents and boyfriend stood with her – all with their backs to the cameras, all anonymous.

Likewise, Newsradio 780 is not naming the accused.

Newsradio 780 has asked Mother McAuley High School for reaction.

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