50 Years Later, Justice Will Be Served
Posted on Friday, April 16th, 2021 at 7:21 pm
Hach & Rose, LLP once again puts wrongs to right with a lawsuit against The Calhoun School for crimes that occurred in the 70s. Our client was only in seventh grade and trusted her teachers at Calhoun to protect her, not hurt her. The Child Victims Act allows survivors of child sexual abuse to bring charges against their abusers no matter how long ago the incident occurred. The lingering effects of abuse do not disappear with time, and neither do these crimes.
Our client went on an overnight camping trip with Calhoun for several nights. The trip was chaperoned by faculty members including the Headmaster of the Middle School, Dr. Eugene D. Ruth Jr. The tents were divided up into two groups, one for the students and one for the teachers. Our client was sleeping with the other students until she fell ill and was moved into the teacher’s tent. She was resting alone until Ruth came to check on her and claimed he wanted to see if she had a fever. Instead of checking her forehead, Ruth began to molest her, leaving our client paralyzed with fear.
The abuse our client suffered has caused significant and lasting harm, severe emotional distress, and has incurred extensive bills for psychological treatment and therapy. She deserved to have a happy and carefree childhood, and instead she must live with these horrific memories.
Hach & Rose, LLP is proud to represent survivors of child sexual abuse to pursue justice against their abusers. If you suffered from abuse at a young age and were unable to bring charges against your abuser, you have the right to your day in court. The Child Victims Act has been extended to August 14, 2021, so contact us as soon as possible at 646-685-8045 for a complimentary review of your case.