Friday, October 29, 2010

Put on leave
Bishop Stang staffer put on leave after former student makes sex allegations.By Staff reports
GateHouse News Service
Posted Oct 07, 2010 @ 06:05 PM

DARTMOUTH — Longtime Bishop Stang faculty member Jean Revil has been placed on paid administrative leave, the Fall River Diocese announced Thursday evening, while authorities investigate a report received Tuesday by a Catholic Social Services staff member alleging inappropriate sexual conduct by Revil with a female student in 1994.

The report was made by the alleged victim — now an adult — who claims that the incidents took place at the school, the diocese announced in a press release.

In keeping with its policies, the Fall River Diocese reported the allegation to Thomas Carroll, investigator from the Office of the Bristol County District Attorney. At the same time, Revil was informed of the receipt of the allegation and was placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the ongoing investigation. Her being placed on leave is done as a matter of policy and should not be construed as an indication of guilt or wrongdoing, the diocese said.

Revil has denied the allegation, the press release stated.

Revil is a longtime staff member at Bishop Stang High School, serving at different times over 30 years as a classroom teacher and as director of the school’s campus ministry program.

Catholic Social Services is providing counselors for any student or staff member who wishes to talk.

The diocese asked that anyone who feels they may be of assistance to the District Attorney's Office investigation to call that office at 508-997-0711.

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