Staff at elite boarding school Choate sexually abused students for decades: Officials
A new report alleges that 12 faculty and staff members of Choate Rosemary Hall, the elite Connecticut boarding school that counts Ivanka Trump and President John F. Kennedy among its notable alumni, sexually abused or assaulted students for more than five decades.
The abuses at the Wallingford-based institution took place between 1963 and 2010, with the largest number of reported incidents stemming from the 1980s. Accusations ranged from groping and kissing to intercourse, according a letter from Michael J. Carr, head of the school’s board, and Headmaster Alex Curtis
The 50-page graphic report, made by a Choate-hired investigator, recounts the alleged sexual misconduct of 24 victims — and nearly all of the accusations were never reported to authorities by school officials. Teachers were either allowed to resign or were quietly fired afterward.
“The detailed content of this report is devastating to read,” Carr and Curtis said in the letter. “One can only have the greatest sympathy and deepest concern for the survivors. The conduct of these adults violated the foundation of our community: the sacred trust between students and the adults charged with their care.”